- Plumbane, triethylmethyl
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Boiling point, °C
90 (30 torr)
1.713 g/cm3 (20 C)
1.5132 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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.
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.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Reduced body temperature, fever, low heart rate, abnormally low blood pressure and irregular breathing have been reported following acute exposure. Clinical neurologic effects of tel intoxication can be divided into mild, moderate, and severe. They usually occur within 1 to 5 days, or as long as 14 days post exposure. Mild - anxiety, irritability, insomnia, lurid dreams, lassitude, metallic taste, and cerebellar ataxia. Moderate - disorientation, hyperexcitability, hyperreflexia, lurid dreams, tremors, and chorea. Severe - delusions, hallucinations, mania, seizures, cerebral edema, coma, and death. In contrast to inorganic lead, which is a known human reproductive hazard and also has many reproductive effects in animals, the effect of TEL on human and animal reproduction, if any, is much less clear.
Tel intoxication usually lacks the common gi manifestations of inorganic lead intoxication. Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss have been seen after acute exposure.
Inhalation of tel vapors can be fatal. Upper respiratory tract irritation and sneezing may follow dust exposure. Irregular respirations are a non-specific finding.
Skin absorption of tel can occur. Pallor may be observed following acute exposure.
The possible benefit of early removal of some ingested material by cautious gastric lavage must be weighed against potential complications of bleeding or perforation. Activated charcoal activated charcoal binds most toxic agents and can decrease their systemic absorption if administered soon after ingestion. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
IMO Pollution Category