CAS No.: 509-14-8
Formula: CN4O8
Exact Mass: 195.97200
Molecular Weight: 196.03300
PSA: 183.28000
LogP: 0.79730

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking
  Product identifiers
    Product name        : Tetranitromethane    
    REACH No.        : A registration number is not available for this substance as the substance    
    or its uses are exempted from registration, the annual tonnage does not
    require a registration or the registration is envisaged for a later
    registration deadline.
    CAS-No.        : 509-14-8    
  Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
    Identified uses        : Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture of substances    

SECTION 2: Hazards identification
  Classification of the substance or mixture
  Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Oxidizing liquids (Category 1), H271
    Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 3), H301
    Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 1), H330
    Skin irritation (Category 2), H315
    Eye irritation (Category 2), H319
    Carcinogenicity (Category 2), H351
    Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), H335
    For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
  Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC
    O, T+ Oxidising, Very toxic        R 8, R25, R26, R36/37/38, R40    
    For the full text of the R-phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
  Label elements
  Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Signal word        Danger    
    Hazard statement(s)
    H271        May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidiser.    
    H301        Toxic if swallowed.    
    H315        Causes skin irritation.    
    H319        Causes serious eye irritation.    
    H330        Fatal if inhaled.    
    H335        May cause respiratory irritation.    
    H351        Suspected of causing cancer.    
    Precautionary statement(s)
    P220        Keep/Store away from clothing/ combustible materials.    
    P260        Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.    
    P281        Use personal protective equipment as required.    
    P284        Wear respiratory protection.    
    P301 + P310        IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/    
    P305 + P351 + P338        IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove    
    contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
    Supplemental Hazard        none    
  Other hazards - none

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients
    Synonyms        : TNM    
    Formula        : CN4O8    
    Molecular Weight        : 196,03 g/mol    
    CAS-No.        : 509-14-8    
    EC-No.        : 208-094-7    
  Hazardous ingredients according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Component        Classification        Concentration    
    CAS-No.        509-14-8        Ox. Liq. 1; Acute Tox. 3; Acute <= 100 %    
    EC-No.        208-094-7        Tox. 1; Skin Irrit. 2; Eye Irrit. 2;    
    Carc. 2; STOT SE 3; H271,
    H301, H315, H319, H330,
    H335, H351
  Hazardous ingredients according to Directive 1999/45/EC
    Component        Classification        Concentration    
    CAS-No.        509-14-8        O, T+, R 8 - R25 - R26 -        <= 100 %    
    EC-No.        208-094-7        R36/37/38 - R40    
    For the full text of the H-Statements and R-Phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16

SECTION 4: First aid measures
  Description of first aid measures
  General advice
    Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
  If inhaled
    If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
  In case of skin contact
    Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Take victim immediately to hospital. Consult a physician.
  In case of eye contact
    Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
  If swallowed
    Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
  Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
    The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in
    section 11
  Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
    no data available

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures
  Extinguishing media
  Suitable extinguishing media
    Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
  Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
    Carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  Advice for firefighters
    Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
  Further information
    Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures
  Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
    Wear respiratory protection. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation.
    Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
    For personal protection see section 8.
  Environmental precautions
    Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
  Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
    Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and
    place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13).
  Reference to other sections
    For disposal see section 13.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage
  Precautions for safe handling
    Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.
    Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
    For precautions see section 2.2.
  Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
    Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are
    opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
    Recommended storage temperature: 2 - 8 °C
  Specific end use(s)
    Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
  Control parameters
  Components with workplace control parameters
  Exposure controls
  Appropriate engineering controls
    Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling
    the product.
  Personal protective equipment
  Eye/face protection
    Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under
    appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
  Skin protection
    Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique
    (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of
    contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.
    Wash and dry hands.
    The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and
    the standard EN 374 derived from it.
  Body Protection
    Complete suit protecting against chemicals, The type of protective equipment must be selected
    according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
  Respiratory protection
    Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator
    with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup
    to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air
    respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government
    standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
  Control of environmental exposure
    Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties
  Information on basic physical and chemical properties
    a) Appearance        Form: liquid    
    Colour: light yellow
    b) Odour        no data available    
    c) Odour Threshold        no data available    
    d) pH        no data available    
    e) Melting point/freezing        Melting point/range: 13 - 14 °C - lit.    
    f) Initial boiling point and 126 °C - lit.
    boiling range
    g) Flash point        113 °C - closed cup    
    h) Evapouration rate        no data available    
    i) Flammability (solid, gas) no data available
    j) Upper/lower        no data available    
    flammability or
    explosive limits
    k) Vapour pressure        no data available    
    l) Vapour density        no data available    
    m) Relative density        1,637 g/cm3 at 25 °C    
    n) Water solubility        no data available    
    o) Partition coefficient: n- no data available
    p) Auto-ignition        no data available    
    q) Decomposition        no data available    
    r) Viscosity        no data available    
    s) Explosive properties        no data available    
    t) Oxidizing properties        The substance or mixture is classified as oxidizing with the category 1.    
  Other safety information
    no data available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity
    no data available
  Chemical stability
    Stable under recommended storage conditions.
  Possibility of hazardous reactions
    no data available
  Conditions to avoid
    no data available
  Incompatible materials
    Organic materials, Powdered metalsStrong oxidizing agents, Organic materials, Strong reducing agents,
    Strong bases, Powdered metals, Iron and iron salts., Copper, Brass, Zinc, Alcohols
  Hazardous decomposition products
    Other decomposition products - no data available
    In the event of fire: see section 5

SECTION 11: Toxicological information
  Information on toxicological effects
  Acute toxicity
    LD50 Oral - rat - 130 mg/kg
    Remarks: Sense Organs and Special Senses (Nose, Eye, Ear, and Taste):Olfaction:Other changes. Sense
    Organs and Special Senses (Nose, Eye, Ear, and Taste):Eye:Other. Behavioral:Somnolence (general
    depressed activity).
    Inhalation: no data available
  Skin corrosion/irritation
    no data available
  Serious eye damage/eye irritation
    no data available
  Respiratory or skin sensitisation
    no data available
  Germ cell mutagenicity
    no data available
    Limited evidence of carcinogenicity in animal studies
    IARC:        2B - Group 2B: Possibly carcinogenic to humans (Tetranitromethane)    
  Reproductive toxicity
    no data available
  Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
    Inhalation - May cause respiratory irritation.
  Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
    no data available
  Aspiration hazard
    no data available
  Additional Information
    RTECS: PB4025000
    Absorption into the body leads to the formation of methemoglobin which in sufficient concentration causes
    cyanosis. Onset may be delayed 2 to 4 hours or longer., Central nervous system depression

SECTION 12: Ecological information
    no data available
  Persistence and degradability
    no data available
  Bioaccumulative potential
    no data available
  Mobility in soil
    no data available
  Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
    PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
  Other adverse effects
    no data available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations
  Waste treatment methods
    Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting
    as this material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal
  Contaminated packaging
    Dispose of as unused product.

SECTION 14: Transport information
  UN number
    ADR/RID: 1510        IMDG: 1510        IATA: 1510    
  UN proper shipping name
    IATA:        Tetranitromethane    
    Passenger Aircraft: Not permitted for transport
    Cargo Aircraft: Not permitted for transport
  Transport hazard class(es)
    ADR/RID: 6.1 (5.1)        IMDG: 6.1 (5.1)        IATA: 6.1 (5.1)    
  Packaging group
    ADR/RID: I        IMDG: I        IATA: -    
  Environmental hazards
    ADR/RID: no        IMDG Marine pollutant: no        IATA: no    
  Special precautions for user
    no data available

SECTION 15: Regulatory information
    This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
  Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
    no data available
  Chemical Safety Assessment
    For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out

SECTION 16: Other information
  Full text of H-Statements referred to under sections 2 and 3.
    Acute Tox.        Acute toxicity    
    Carc.        Carcinogenicity    
    Eye Irrit.        Eye irritation    
    H271        May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidiser.    
    H301        Toxic if swallowed.    
    H315        Causes skin irritation.    
    H319        Causes serious eye irritation.    
    H330        Fatal if inhaled.    
    H335        May cause respiratory irritation.    
    H351        Suspected of causing cancer.    
    Ox. Liq.        Oxidizing liquids    
    Skin Irrit.        Skin irritation    
  Full text of R-phrases referred to under sections 2 and 3
    O        Oxidising    
    T+        Very toxic    
    R8        Contact with combustible material may cause fire.    
    R25        Toxic if swallowed.    
    R26        Very toxic by inhalation.    
    R36/37/38        Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.    
    R40        Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.    
  Further information
    Copyright 2014 Co. LLC. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use
    The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be
    used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge
    and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any
    guarantee of the properties of the product. Corporation and its Affiliates shall not be held
    liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See
     and/or the reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale.

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