International Chemical Safety Cards

NITROCELLULOSE (less than 12.6% nitrogen ) ICSC: 1560
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Cellulose nitrate
Cellulose tetranitrate
Pyroxillin
C12H16(ONO2)4O6
Molecular mass: 504.3
ICSC #    1560
CAS #     9004-70-0
RTECS # QW0970000
UN #        (see Notes)
EC #         603-037-01-3
October 21, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles .
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.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Keep wet. Collect the spill in covered containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Fireproof. Well closed. Separated from oxidants , bases , acids. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

F symbol
R: 11
S: 2-16-33-37/39
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1560 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

NITROCELLULOSE (less than 12.6% nitrogen ) ICSC: 1560
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Spontaneously flammable when dry. The substance decomposes rapidly on burning causing fire and explosion hazard, producing nitrogen oxides . Reacts with oxidants , bases and acids .

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Relative density (water = 1): 1.66
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The commercial products are formulated with 30-35% of water, or ethanol, or 1-butanol or Isopropanol. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. If the substance is formulated with solvents also consult the ICSCs of these materials. The formulation with more than 12.6% nitrogen is used exclusively for the explosives; EU classification: Index number 603-037-00-6, symbol E, R:1-3, S:(2-)35. Nitrocellulose, dry or wetted with less than 25% water (or alcohol) by weigth: UN 0340; UN Hazard class 1.1D; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-10G1.1.Nitrocellulose, unmodified or plasticized with less than 18% plasticizing substance: UN 0341; UN Hazard class 1.1D; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-10G1.1.Nitrocellulose, wetted with not less than 25% alcohol by weigth: UN 0342; UN Hazard class: 1.3C; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-10G1.3.Nitrocellulose, plasticized with not less than 18% plasticizing substance by weight: UN 0343; UN Hazard class 1.3C; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-10G1.3.Nitrocellulose, with water, not less than 25% water by weigth: UN 2555; UN Hazard class: 4.1; UN Pack Group: II; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-41S2555.Nitrocellulose, with alcohol, not less than 25% alcohol by weigth, and not more than 12.6% nitrogen: UN 2556; UN Hazard class: 4.1; UN Pack Group: II; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-41S2556.Nitrocellulose, with not more than 12.6% nitrogen dry weight, mixture with or without plasticizer, with or without pigment: UN 2557; UN Hazard class: 4.1; UN Pack Group: II; Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-41S2557.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)- see Notes
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1560 NITROCELLULOSE (less than 12.6% nitrogen )
(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.