Nitroglycerin

CAS RN:55-63-0

Identification

Substance: Nitroglycerin

CAS RN: 55-63-0

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 0143; Nitroglycerin desensitized with not less than 40% non-volatile water or soluble phlegmatizer, by mass
    UN 1204; Nitroglycerin solution in alcohol with not more than 1% nitroglycerin
    UN 0144; Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1% but not more than 10% nitroglycerin
    UN 3064; Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1% but not more than 5% nitroglycerin

STCC:
    49 015 16; Nitroglycerin, liquid, desensitized (high explosive liquid)
    49 015 03; Blasting gelatin (high explosive)

State:
    solid
    liquid
    liquid, viscous
Color:
    colorless
    yellowish
Taste:
    sweet taste
    other taste
    burning taste
Specific Gravity:
    sinks in water (> 1)
Vapor Density:
    settles in air (> 1)

Neurological:
    agitation
    lowered mental state
    unresponsive
    drowsiness
    fatigue/weakness
    dizziness
    headache
    spasms/seizures
    paralysis
Eyes:
    constricted pupils
    light sensitivity
    eye irritation/redness
    eye swelling
    tearing
    impaired vision
    vision loss
Cardiovascular:
    chest pain
    arrhythmia
    bradycardia
    tachycardia
    hypotension/shock
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    slow breathing
    shortness of breath
    respiratory arrest
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    abdom. discomfort
    nausea
    vomiting
    diarrhea
Skin:
    itching
    skin burns/burning
    skin swelling
    rash
    skin redness
    cyanosis/blue

NFPA704-Health:
    2 - Moderate
NFPA704-Flammability:
    3 - Serious
NFPA704-Instability:
    4 - Extreme
NFPA704-Special Hazards:
    Not Applicable

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Not Applicable
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 1 - Explosives
    Class 3 - Flammable liquids (and Combustible liquids [U.S.])
    Class 6 - Toxic substances and Infectious substances
    Division 1.1 - Explosives with a mass explosion hazard
    Division 6.1 - Toxic substances
WMDs:
    Not Applicable

Placard:
    Dangerous - mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or 1.5 - Explosives
    Class 3 - Liquids, flammable/combustible
    Division 6.1 - Toxic/Poisonous substances
Rail Car:
    Low Pressure Tank Car
    Box Car
Road Trailer:
    DOT406, TC406, SCT306, MC306, TC306
    DOT407, TC407, SCT307, MC307, TC307
    DOT412, TC412, SCT312, MC312, TC312
    Mixed Cargo
    Intermodal Tank
    Vacuum Tanker
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