International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRAMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 1099
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ammonium-, tetramethyl-, chloride
N, N, N-Trimethylmethanamium chloride
Tetramine chloride
N, N, N-Trimethylmethanaminium chloride
C4H12ClN / (CH3)4NCl
Molecular mass: 109.6
6 Poison placard ICSC #    1099
CAS #     75-57-0
RTECS # BS7700000
UN #        2811
November 26, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Headache. Sore throat. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Dizziness. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.)
Separated from oxidants. Dry. Well closed.

UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1099 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

TETRAMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 1099
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC , WHITE CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 300°C producing ammonia , carbon monoxide , hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxides . Reacts with oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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 is irritating to 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:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 368-370°C
Density: 1.17
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20 °C: very good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1099 TETRAMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE
(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.