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Document ID (ISN)56221
CIS number 91-1121
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
National Board of Labour Protection (Finland)
Title Methyl isocyanate
Bibliographic information International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS), International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1989. 2p.
Abstract Translation into English of the chemical safety information sheet described in CIS 87-841. Methyl isocyanate is a toxic liquid (LD50 = 71mg/kg; TLV = 0.05mg/m3). The liquid severely irritates and corrodes the skin and the eyes, and it can cause eczema. The vapour irritates the respiratory tract and the eyes and it causes pulmonary oedema at high concentrations. Reactive with water. Forms toxic nitric oxides at high temperatures. Mandatory European labelling: F, T, R12, R23, R24, R25, R36, R37, R38, R101, S9, S30, S43, S44, S101.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; methyl isocyanate; Finland
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; pulmonary oedema; chemical reactions; toxicology; inhalation; skin absorption; labelling; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; first aid; personal protective equipment; short-term exposure; long-term exposure; dermatological effects; health hazards; translation; data sheet; flashpoints
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Cyano compounds