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CARBON DISULFIDE ICSC: 0022
Date of peer-review: October 2000

Carbon disulphide
Carbon bisulfide
Carbon sulfide
CAS # 75-15-0 CS2
RTECS # FF6650000 Molecular mass: 76.1
UN # 1131
EC # 006-003-00-3
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Do NOT expose to friction or shock.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Vomiting. Weakness. Irritability. Hallucination.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Airtight. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: F, T
R: 11-36/38-48/23-62-63
S: (1/2-)16-33-36/37-45
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Pack Group: I
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-39 NFPA Code: H 3; F 4; R 0;
Fireproof. Separated from oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Cool.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2001

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CARBON DISULFIDE ICSC: 0022
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
May explosively decompose on shock, friction, or concussion. May explode on heating. The substance may ignite spontaneously on contact with hot surfaces with air producing toxic fumes of sulphur dioxide (see ICSC 0074). Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some forms of plastic, rubber and coating.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm; as TWA (skin) (ACGIH 2000).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness. Exposure between 200 and 500 ppm could cause death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the cardiovascular system and nervous system, resulting in coronary heart disease and severe neurobehavioural effects, polyneuritis, psychoses. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 46C
Melting point: -111C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.26
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.2
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 48
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.63
Flash point: -30C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 90C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1-50
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.84
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 2001

See Also:
        Carbon disulfide (CHEMINFO)
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