Musk xylol

  • Musk xylene
  • 5-tert-Butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene
  • 2,4,6-Trinitro-1,3-dimethyl-5-tertbutylbenzene
  • Benzene, 1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3,5-dimethyl-2,4,6-Trinitro
Formula
C12H15N3O6
Structure
Description
Plates or needles.
Uses
Used to make other chemicals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
81-15-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-329-4
RTECS
CZ7210000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
2956
Beilstein/Gmelin
2015910
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-01132
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-5229
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H15N3O6
Formula mass
297.30
Melting point, °C
114
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4539 (110 C)
Density
1.39 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
4.4

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
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area). Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. SMALL SPILLS: Take up with inert, damp, noncombustible material using clean non-sparking tools and place into loosely covered plastic containers for later disposal. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, they may begin a vigorous reaction that culminates in a detonation.

Fire.
Fire fighting
SMALL FIRES: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or regular foam. LARGE FIRES: Flood fire area with water from a distance. Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk. FIRE INVOLVING TANKS OR CAR/TRAILER LOADS: BEWARE OF POSSIBLE CONTAINER EXPLOSION. Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank. ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in fire.
Fire potential
Self-decomposition or self-ignition may be triggered by heat, chemical reaction, friction or impact.
Hazards
Self-decomposition or self-ignition may be triggered by heat, chemical reaction, friction or impact. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Some may decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May burn violently. Decomposition may be self-accelerating and produce large amounts of gases. Vapors or dust may form explosive mixtures with air.
Combustion products
May produce irritating, toxic and/or corrosive gases.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Inhalation or contact with vapors, substance, or decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove material from skin immediately. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2956
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
III
 
42. Nitro compounds
Std. Transport #
4917429