Stable. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents. May discolour on exposure to light. Hygroscopic - protect from moisture. Reacts violently and unpredictably with some materials, especially strong oxidizing agents.
CBCCT* ?? “Summary Tables of Biological Tests“ National Research Council Chemical-Biological Coordination Center. 2 (1950),190.
AMIHBC ?? AMA Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine. 4 (1951),119.
HBAMAK ?? “Abdernalden’s Handbuch der Biologischen Arbeitsmethoden.“ 4 (1935),1289.
Poison by ingestion, subcutaneous, and intraperitoneal routes. Moderately toxic by skin contact. A skin and severe eye irritant. Mutation data reported. Questionable carcinogen with experimental neoplastigenic and tumorigenic data. It can cause retinitis similar to that caused by naphthalene but without causing opacity of the lens. Combustible when exposed to heat or flame. Its preparation has caused many industrial explosions. Potentially explosive reaction with hydrogen peroxide. Violent reaction with dinitrogen tetraoxide, perchromates. Incompatible with linseed oil + thionyl chloride, maleic anhydride. Unpredictably violent. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of NOx.
Hazard Codes: Xn
Risk Statements: 21/22-38-41-68-40-37/38
21/22:? Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed?
38:? Irritating to the skin?
41:? Risk of serious damage to eyes?
68:? Possible risk of irreversible effects?
40:? Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect?
37/38:? Irritating to respiratory system and skin
Safety Statements: 26-36/37/39-36-23
26:? In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice?
36/37/39:? Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection?
36:? Wear suitable protective clothing?
23:? Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapor/spray (appropriate wording to be specified by the manufacturer)
RIDADR: UN 2656 6.1/PG 3
WGK Germany: 2
F: 8: Photosensitive.