Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
Cough. Sore throat.
Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Shortness of breath. Weakness. Hyperexcitability. Tremor.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS LIQUID.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes including phosphorus oxides. Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants. May explode on heating during large scale atmospheric pressure distillation.
Formula: C3H9O4P / (CH3O)3PO
Molecular mass: 140.1
Boiling point: 197.2°C Melting point: -46°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.2 Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 50 (good) Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.11 Flash point: 107°C Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.52,-0.78
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system.
Inhalation risk No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure The substance may have effects on the nervous system. This may result in flaccid paralysis. May cause heritable genetic damage to human germ cells.
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