A pale yellow liquid.
Rocket fuel, as an oxidant or monopropellant, qualitative test for unsaturated compounds, diesel fuel booster, organic reagent.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
12 (25 C)
1.629 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.76 cp @ 20C
30.41 g/s2 (20 C)
1.4384 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Avoid storing in extreme cold or heat, too dry or moist air. Avoid storing for long and storing in secondary container. keep hydrocarbons away.
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.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary.
Avoid contact with hydrocarbons, alkalis, metals, oxidizers, aluminum, toluene, cotton.
When heated to decomposition, it emits highly toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides.
Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat. Cool containers that are exposed to flames with water from the side until well after fire is out. For massive fire, use unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn.Extinguish small fires with water only, no dry chemicals or carbon dioxide. For large fires, flood the fire area with water.
The material is somewhat difficult to ignite and once ignited, it burns at a steady rate. Severe fire and explosion hazard, especially very explosive with impurities.
Spontaneous chemical reaction may produce fire. Material is a strong oxidizer. The potential for explosion is severe, especially when exposed to heat or to powerful oxidizing or reducing agents; or when shocked or heated. It is more easily detonated than TNT. Impurities can also cause explosion. The material is highly sensitive; hydrocarbons exposed to it form exceedingly sensitive explosives. When heated to decomposition, it emits highly toxic fumes of oxides of nitrogen. Shock will explode it. Avoid hydrocarbons, aluminum, toluene, cotton, aromatic nitro compounds, alkalis, metals and rubber. Avoid impurities, shock, heat, and reducing agents.
Toxic gases and vapors (such as oxides of nitrogen and carbon monoxide) may be released in a fire involving tetranitromethane.
NIOSH REL: TWA 1 ppm (8 mg/m3) OSHA PEL: TWA 1 ppm (8 mg/m3) IDLH 4 ppm
G-A3, I-2B, N-2, CP65
No data were available to assess the potential effects of exposure to this agent during pregnancy or lactation.
Based on this agent's other irritant properties, esophageal or gastrointestinal tract irritation or burns might develop following ingestion.
Respiratory tract irritation, dyspnea, or bronchopneumonia may be seen. Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema may occur.
Eye, nose and throat irritation may occur.
Do not induce emesis. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists. Treatment should include recommendations listed in the oral exposure section when appropriate.
Immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.
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