International Chemical Safety Cards

PERHYDRO-1,3,5-TRINITRO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE ICSC: 1641
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,3,5-Triaza-1,3,5-trinitrocyclohexane
RDX (Royal Demolition Explosive)
Hexogen
Cyclonite
Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine
C3H6N6O6
Molecular mass: 222.1
Explosive placard ICSC #    1641
CAS #     121-82-4
RTECS # XY9450000
April 19, 2007 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.
Water in large amounts. Powder, carbon dioxide
EXPLOSION Risk of explosion.
Do NOT expose to friction or shock. Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
Combat fire from a sheltered position. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Weakness. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.
Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles 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 (see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 104000/21217000
Substance should be kept wet. Fireproof. Well closed. Separated from combustibles and strong oxidizers . Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

UN Hazard Class: 1.1
Signal: Danger
Expl-Skull-Health haz
Explosive; mass explosion hazard
Toxic if swallowed
Causes damage to central nervous system
Causes damage to central nervous system through prolonged or repeated exposure
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1641 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

PERHYDRO-1,3,5-TRINITRO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE ICSC: 1641
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER OR COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
May decompose explosively on shock, friction, or concussion. May explode on heating producing nitrogen oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants and combustible substances.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.5 mg/m³


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body in hazardous amounts by inhalation and by ingestion . 6, 18, 30, 10

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in irritability, insomnia , convulsions and unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system . Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 205.5°C
Density: 1.8
g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.87
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Do NOT take working clothes home. The technical product may contain impurities which alter the health effects. The substance can only be transported either as UN 0072: CYCLOTRIMETHYLENE-TRINITRAMINE(CYCLONITE; HEXOGEN; RDX), WETTED with not less than 15% water, by mass; or as UN 0483 CYCLOTRIMETHYLENE-TRINITRAMINE(CYCLONITE; HEXOGEN; RDX), DESENSITIZED.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-10G1.1
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1641 PERHYDRO-1,3,5-TRINITRO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE
(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.