Lewisite

CAS RN: 541-25-3

Identification

Substance: Lewisite

CAS RN: 541-25-3

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 2810; Lewisite
    UN 2810; L (Lewisite)

STCC:
    49 205 17; Lewisite

State:
    liquid
    liquid, viscous
Color:
    colorless
    blackish
    bluish
    brownish
    greenish
    orangish
    reddish
    purplish
    yellowish
Odor:
    fruity/floral/sweet
Specific Gravity:
    sinks in water (> 1)
Vapor Density:
    settles in air (> 1)

Temperature:
    low body temp
Neurological:
    agitation
    fatigue/weakness
    paralysis
Eyes:
    eye irritation/redness
    eye swelling
    tearing
    impaired vision
    vision loss
Nose:
    nasal irritation
    sneezing
Mouth/Throat:
    mouth irritation
    drooling/salivation
    throat irritation
Cardiovascular:
    arrhythmia
    tachycardia
    hypotension/shock
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    slow breathing
    rapid breathing
    shortness of breath
    wheezing
    respiratory arrest
    resp burning/irritation
    pulmonary edema
    chest discomfort
    congestion
    sneezing
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    abdom. discomfort
    nausea
    vomiting
    diarrhea
Skin:
    skin burns/burning
    blistering
    skin redness

NFPA704-Health:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Flammability:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Instability:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Special Hazards:
    Not Applicable

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Not Applicable
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 6 - Toxic substances and Infectious substances
    Division 6.1 - Toxic substances
WMDs:
    Blister Agents

Placard:
    Dangerous - Mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Division 6.1 - Toxic/Poisonous substances
Rail Car:
    Box car
Road Trailer:
    Mixed Cargo
    Intermodal Freight Container
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