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General Description

Synonyms: Cellulose Nitrate; Gun Cotton; Proxylin; Nitrocotton

OSHA IMIS Code Number: N117

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 9004-70-0

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

pulpy cotton-like solid
melting point: ignites at 160-170°C

Health Factors

Health Effects: Toxicity is low; Explosion hazard


Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Bulk Method:

  • analytical solvent: Colorimetric
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Not Validated

  • analytical solvent: Thin Layer Chromatography; (TLC)
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Not Validated
    note: Limit the amount of bulk submitted to one gram or one mL.

Conditions: C/P DL 2/83

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