International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHIDIUM BROMIDE ICSC: 1676
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Phenanthridinium, 3,8-diamino-5-ethyl-6-phenyl-, bromide
2,7-Diamino-10-ethyl-9-phenylphenanthridinium bromide
Homidium bromide
C21H20N3Br
Molecular mass: 394.4
6 Poison placard ICSC #    1676
CAS #     1239-45-8
RTECS # SF7950000
UN #        2811
EC #         999-118-00-0
October 12, 2006 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. NO contact with strong oxidants
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Local exhaust. Breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Sore throat.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Then wash away with plenty of water.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
Signal: Danger
Excl mark-Health haz
Harmful if swallowed
Suspected of causing genetic defects
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1676 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:
RED TO BROWN CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases including hydrogen bromide (ICSC 0282) and nitrogen oxides (ICSC's 0930 and 1311) . Reacts violently with strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: Carcinogen category: 3B;


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
See Notes.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 238-240C
Density: 0.34 g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 5
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: negligible
Flash point: > 100 C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.1
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

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


ICSC: 1676 ETHIDIUM BROMIDE
(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.