International Chemical Safety Cards

FERBAM ICSC: 0792
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ferric dimethyldithiocarbamate
Iron tris(dimethyldithiocarbamate)
C9H18FeN3S6 / ((CH3)2NCS2)3Fe
Molecular mass: 416.5
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0792
CAS #     14484-64-1
RTECS # NO8750000
UN #        2771
EC #         006-051-00-5
September 10, 1997 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, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Confusion. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea.
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
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Separated from strong oxidants, copper- or mercury-containing compounds and alkaline materials, food and feedstuffs . Dry. Well closed.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Xi symbol
N symbol
R: 36/37/38-50/53
S: 2-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0792 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.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS BLACK CRYSTALLINE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating and on contact with moisture producing toxic and flammable gases. Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 mg/m³ as TWA; A4; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: not established but data is available, (DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 mg/m3
NIOSH IDLH: 800 mg/m3 See: 14484641


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 when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the nervous system and thyroid in high doses.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 180°C
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
N O T E S
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. Exposure to Ferbam may cause alcohol intolerance. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Ferbam is often used in combinations with dithiocarbamates. Ferbeck, Fermate, Ferradow, Hexaferb, Karbam Black, Knockmate and Trifungol are trade names. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0792 FERBAM
(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.