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THIOUREA

ICSC: 0680

Thiocarbamide
Isothiourea
CH4N2S / H2NCSNH2
Molecular mass: 76.1
ICSC #    0680
CAS #     62-56-6
RTECS # YU2800000
UN #        2811
EC #         612-082-00-0
March 13, 2001 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with acrolein.

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Chemical protection suit. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs , acrolein, oxidants . Cool. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant.
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 22-40-51/53-63
S: 2-36/37-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
ICSC: 0680 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

THIOUREA

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides . Reacts violently with acrolein, strong acids and strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: sensitization of skin (Sh); photosensitization (SP);
Carcinogen category: 3B;
(DFG 2005).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the thyroid . This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 182°C
Density: 1.4
g/cm3
Solubility in water:
moderate
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.38/-0.95

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-III

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0680 THIOUREA
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.
 
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