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CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENE TETRANITRAMINE

ICSC: 1575

HMX
Octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine
Octogen
C4H8N8O8
Molecular mass: 296.2
ICSC #    1575
CAS #     2691-41-0
RTECS # XF7450000
UN #        0226 (wet), 0484 (desensitized)
April 19, 2005 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Explosive. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT expose to friction or shock.
Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION See Ingestion.
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, 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 Confusion. Drowsiness. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: chemical protection suit. Cover the spilled material with water. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Fireproof. Separated from strong bases, strong acids. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

UN Hazard Class: 1.1D
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 1575 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.

CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENE TETRANITRAMINE

ICSC: 1575

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated. Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Heating may cause violent combustion or explosion. May decompose explosively on shock, friction, or concussion. The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases including nitrogen oxides . Reacts violently with acids and bases .

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


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the skin . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in irritability , convulsions and lowering of consciousness . Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys and liver .

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 275°C
Density: 1.9
g/cm3
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: <0.1
Auto-ignition temperature: 234°C

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

This substance may be hazardous in the environment; special attention should be given to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

Combustion in a confined space may turn into detonation. The substance may be transported only in water (15%) or desensitized with wax.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-10G1.1

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1575 CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENE TETRANITRAMINE
(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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