Ethylene Oxide

CAS RN:75-21-8

Identification

Substance: Ethylene Oxide

CAS RN: 75-21-8

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 1040; Ethylene oxide

STCC:
    49 201 08; Ethylene oxide

State:
    liquid
    gas
Color:
    colorless
Odor:
    fruity/floral/sweet
    apple-like odor
Specific Gravity:
    floats in water (< 1)
Vapor Density:
    settles in air (> 1)

Neurological:
    agitation
    lowered mental state
    unresponsive
    drowsiness
    fatigue/weakness
    dizziness
    headache
    numbness/tingling
    lack of coordination
    spasms/seizures
    paralysis
Eyes:
    light sensitivity
    eye irritation/redness
    eye swelling
    tearing
    impaired vision
    vision loss
Nose:
    nasal irritation
Mouth/Throat:
    coughing/choking
    throat irritation
Cardiovascular:
    arrhythmia
    bradycardia
    tachycardia
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    shortness of breath
    respiratory arrest
    resp burning/irritation
    pulmonary edema
    coughing/choking
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    abdom. discomfort
    nausea
    vomiting
    diarrhea
Skin:
    peeling/exfoliation
    itching
    dry skin
    skin burns/burning
    skin swelling
    blistering
    rash
    skin redness
    numbness/tingling
    frostbite

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

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Not Applicable
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 2 - Gases
    Division 2.1 - Flammable gases
    Division 2.3 - Toxic gases
WMDs:
    Not Applicable

Placard:
    Dangerous - mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Division 2.1 - Gases, flammable
    Division 2.3 - Gases, toxic/poisonous
Rail Car:
    Pressure Tank Car
    Box Car
Road Trailer:
    MC331, TC331, SCT331
    Compressed Gas/Tube Trailer
    Mixed Cargo
    Intermodal Tank
    Vacuum Tanker
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