Agent Name

Collodion

CAS Number

9004-70-0

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Pyroxylin 40 g in 750 ml ether and 250 ml of alcohol; [Hawley]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

"A Nitrocellulose solution in ether and alcohol." [ChemIDplus] Colorless, thick liquid with ether-like odor; [CHRIS] Nitrocellulose is derived by treatment of cellulose with nitric and sulfuric acids; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in photographic film, fibers, lacquers, drug solvents, and wound sealants; Used in engraving and lithography; [ChemIDplus] Used in lacquers, inks, adhesives, leather coatings, and photography; [HSDB]

Comments

Inhalation of ether fumes can cause narcosis. [CHRIS]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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