Hydrazine (N2H4)

Substance: Hydrazine hydrate.

Also known as: Diamine Diazane tetrahydridodinitrogen(N—N)

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Toxic cat. 1 - 3
Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Fatal if inhaled
  • May cause cancer
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • [In case of inadequate ventilation] wear respiratory protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Take off contaminated clothing. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Collect spillage.
  • Store locked up.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

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