Methane, azoxy

  • AOM
  • Azoxymethane
  • Diazene, dimethyl-, 1-oxide
Formula
C2H6N2O
Structure
Description
Clear oily liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
25843-45-2
RTECS
PA2975000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Beilstein/Gmelin
1737636
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-03366

Properties.
Formula
C2H6N2O
Formula mass
74.08
Boiling point, °C
98
Density
0.994 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
1.43 (17 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
When working with this chemical, wear a NIOSH-approved full face positive pressure supplied-air respirator or a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). If either of these are not available, wear a full face chemical cartridge respirator equipped with the appropriate organic vapor cartridges. However, note that full face chemical cartridge respirators provide a substantially lower protection level than do positive supplied-air or SCBA equipment.
Small spills/leaks
If you spill this chemical, FIRST REMOVE ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION. Then, use absorbent paper to pick up all liquid spill material. Seal the absorbent paper, as well as any of your clothing which may be contaminated, in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Wash any surfaces you may have contaminated with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Toxic gases are formed by mixing materials of this class with acids, aldehydes, amides, carbamates, cyanides, inorganic fluorides, halogenated organics, isocyanates, ketones, metals, nitrides, peroxides, phenols, epoxides, acyl halides, and strong oxidizing or reducing agents Flammable gases are formed by mixing materials in this group with alkali metals Explosive combination can occur with strong oxidizing agents, metal salts, peroxides, and sulfides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fires involving this compound can be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or Halon extinguisher.
Hazards
Flash point data for this compound are not available. It is probably highly flammable.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Volatile chemicals have a high risk of being aspirated into the victim's lungs during vomiting which increases the medical problems. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.