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THIOACETAMIDE ICSC: 0579
Date of Peer Review: October 1997

Acetothioamide
Ethanethioamide
Acetamide, thio-
CAS # 62-55-5 CH3CSNH2 / C2H5NS
RTECS # AC8925000 Molecular mass: 75.16
UN #
EC Index # 616-026-00-6
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 45-22-36/38-52/53
S: 53-45-61
Note: [E]
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

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 2005

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THIOACETAMIDE ICSC: 0579
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes (nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides).

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 dust forming.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver, resulting in tissue lesions. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 113-116C
Solubility in water: good
Flash point: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.46/-0.36
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section EU classification.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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