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Amides: Physical & Chemical Hazards

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Chemical Name

CAS-Number

Physical

Chemical

UN Class or Division /  Subsidiary Risks

ACETAMIDE
60-35-5

The substance decomposes on heating, producing toxic fumes • The solution in water is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive • Reacts with oxidants, reducing agents, bases, and acids

ACRYLAMIDE
79-06-1

The substance may polymerize violently due to heating or under the influence of light • The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases (nitrous oxides) • Reacts violently with oxidants

6.1

2-CHLOROACETAMIDE
79-07-2

The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and chlorine • Reacts with strong oxidants, strong reducing agents, strong acids and strong bases

CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE
50-18-0

The substance decomposes on heating, on contact with moisture, light, producing toxic fumes • Reacts with strong oxidants, strong acids, strong bases

DIMETHYL ACETAMIDE
127-19-5

The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes (nitrogen oxides) • Attacks many plastics

DIMETHYL CARBAMOYL CHLORIDE
79-44-7

8

DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE
68-12-2

On combustion, forms toxic gases (carbon monoxide, dimethylamine and oxides of nitrogen) • Reacts with oxidants

3

N,N'-ETHYLENE BIS(STEARAMIDE)
110-30-5

Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air

On combustion, forms toxic gases • The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic fumes (nitrogen oxides) • Reacts with strong oxidants

FORMAMIDE
75-12-7

On combustion, forms toxic gases (nitrogen oxides) • The substance decomposes on heating at 200 °C or above producing ammonia, water, carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide • Reacts vigorously with oxidizing materials • Attacks copper and natural rubber • Incompatible with iodine, pyridine and sulfur trioxide

For UN Class: 1.5 = very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard; 2.1 = flammable gas; 2.3 = toxic gas; 3 = flammable liquid; 4.1 = flammable solid; 4.2 = substance liable to spontaneous combustion; 4.3 = substance which in contact with water emits flammable gases; 5.1 = oxidizing substance; 6.1 = toxic; 7 = radioactive; 8 = corrosive substance

 

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Contents

Preface
Part I. The Body
Part II. Health Care
Part III. Management & Policy
Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Part V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
Part VI. General Hazards
Part VII. The Environment
Part VIII. Accidents and Safety Management
Part IX. Chemicals
Part X. Industries Based on Biological Resources
Part XI. Industries Based on Natural Resources
Part XII. Chemical Industries
Part XIII. Manufacturing Industries
Part XIV. Textile and Apparel Industries
Part XV. Transport Industries
Part XVI. Construction
Part XVII. Services and Trade
Part XVIII. Guides