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DELTAMETHRIN ICSC: 0247
Date of peer-review: March 2001

(S)-alpha-Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1R)-cis-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
CAS # 52918-63-5 C22H19Br2NO3
RTECS # GZ1233000 Molecular mass: 505.2
UN # 3349
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea.
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Burning sensation. Numbness. Tingling. Itching.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Convulsions. Vomiting Unconsciousness. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust.)
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G41b
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs.
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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DELTAMETHRIN ICSC: 0247
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 300C, producing toxic fumes including hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen bromide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system, resulting in facial sensation such as tingling, itching or burning. Exposure by ingestion may result in death.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 98-101C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.5 g/cm^3
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.43
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
NOTES
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Decis, K-Othrin, Butox are trade names. Also consult publication Health and Safety Guide No. 30 Deltamethrin, and Environmental Health Criteria No. 97 Deltamethrin, of IPCS.
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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:
        Deltamethrin (EHC 97, 1990)
        Deltamethrin (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 53, 1991)
        Deltamethrin (PDS)
        Deltamethrin (UK PID)