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Formamide

Synonyms & Trade Names
Carbamaldehyde, Methanamide
CAS No.
75-12-7
RTECS No.
LQ0525000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
HCONH2
Conversion
1 ppm = 1.85 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 10 ppm (15 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless, oily liquid. [Note: A solid below 37°F.]
MW:
45.1
BP:
411°F (Decomposes)
FRZ:
37°F
Sol:
Miscible
VP(86°F): 0.1 mmHg
IP:
10.20 eV
Sp.Gr:
1.13
Fl.P(oc): 310°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, iodine, pyridine, sulfur trioxide, copper, brass, lead [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air).]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; drowsiness, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); nausea; acidosis; skin eruptions; in animals: reproductive effects
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, reproductive system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0891
 
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