TETRANITROMETHANE†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 509-14-8
Formula

CN₄O₈

Synonyms

Tetan; TNM

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless to pale-yellow liquid or solid (below 57°F) with a pungent odor.
Boiling point 259°F Molecular weight 196.04
Freezing point/melting point 57.6°F Vapor pressure 8 mmHg
Flash point >235°F Vapor density 6.8
Specific gravity 1.638 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating 4 NFPA fire rating 0
NFPA reactivity rating 4 NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 2395
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media Midget fritted glass bubbler (MFGB) containing 15 mL Distilled Water [Infrequently Requested Method - OSHA staff please contact SLTC before sampling 801-233-4900]
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*

20-250 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.5-1 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments GC-NPD
Method reference NIOSH 3513 (fully validated)
Notes

refrigeration recommended

Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA

1 ppm (8 mg/m³)

REL-TWA

1 ppm (8 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA

0.005 ppm [1992]

PEL-TWA

0.005 ppm (0.04 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Notes:

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes: Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH

4 ppm

Carcinogenic classifications: IARC-2B, NTP-R, TLV-A3 Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Tetranitromethane

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Tetranitromethane

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Tetranitromethane. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 01/13/2021