Nitrocellulose with alcohol

  • Nitrocellulose, wet, with not less than 30% alcohol or solvent
  • Nitrocellulose with not less than 25% alcohol
  • Cellulose, nitrate
Formula
(C6H7N3O11)n

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9004-70-0
EC Index Number
603-037-01-3
RTECS
QW0970000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
2059
Merck
12,8195
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
99601
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8365
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Melting point, °C
160

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
Rubber gloves; goggles or face shield
Respirators
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area). All equipment used when handling the product must be grounded. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. SMALL SPILLS: Flush area with flooding quantities of water. LARGE SPILLS: Wet down with water and dike for later disposal. KEEP WETTED PRODUCT WET BY SLOWLY ADDING FLOODING QUANTITIES OF WATER.
Stability
When kept in well-closed containers and exposed to light it decomp.
Incompatibilities
Can react with inorganic bases to form explosive salts.
Decomposition
Cellulose nitrate: unstabilized product decomposes gradually @ relatively low temp, with evolution of.Toxic and flammable gases, and rapid heat generation.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
-45
Autoignition, °C
180
Fire fighting
CARGO FIRES: DO NOT fight fire when fire reaches cargo! Cargo may EXPLODE! Stop all traffic and clear the area for at least 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions and let burn. Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat. TIRE OR VEHICLE FIRES: Use plenty of water - FLOOD it! If water is not available, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical or dirt. If possible, and WITHOUT RISK, use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles from maximum distance to prevent fire from spreading to cargo area. Pay special attention to tire fires as re-ignition may occur. Stand by with extinguisher ready.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material.
Hazards
May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. DRIED OUT material may explode if exposed to heat, flame, friction or shock; Treat as an explosive. Keep material wet with water or treat as an explosive. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. MAY EXPLODE AND THROW FRAGMENTS 1600 meters (1 MILE) OR MORE IF FIRE REACHES CARGO.
Combustion products
The formation of extremely toxic gases, notably oxides of nitrogen, hydrogen cyanide, and carbon monoxide is possible.
Health
1
 
Flammability
4
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Reduced body temperature is common. Abnormally low blood pressure and rapid heart rate may be present. Bradypnea may occur early, and rapid breathing may develop in cases of metabolic acidosis. Elevated body temperature and labored breathing (possibly from aspiration) have been reported in infants. Exhaustion, dizziness, excitation, headache, CNS depression, and seizures have occurred. Women who consume ethanol during pregnancy may give birth to a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. No safe consumption level is known.
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain are common. Diarrhea may occur.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation or burns.
   Skin
Ether will defat the skin with multiple exposures.
   Eyes
Excessive salivation has been reported. Prolonged exposure to high vapor concentrations may cause eye injury.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
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.
   Inhalation
Remove victim to fresh air; initiate artificial respiration if breathing has stopped; call physician.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash skin with soap and water. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes
   Eyes
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2059
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
CLD
 
Std. Transport #
4912375