Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. 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
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 3; UN Pack Group: I
Fireproof. Separated from strong bases, strong acids and oxidants.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic gases including hydrogen sulfide and sulfur oxides. Reacts violently with oxidants. This generates fire hazard. Reacts with strong acids, strong bases and strong reducing agents. Attacks many metals and rubber.
Formula: C8H18S / (CH3)2CSHCH2C(CH3)3
Molecular mass: 146.3
Boiling point: 155°C Melting point: -74°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.85 Solubility in water: none Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.0 Flash point: 46°C o.c. Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-?
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in convulsions, lowering of consciousness and respiratory depression. Exposure could cause death.
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
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
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