Agent Name

Methylsilane

CAS Number

992-94-9

Formula

C-H6-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Silane, methyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3161

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

Colorless gas with a repulsive odor; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Forms explosive mixtures with air; May ignite spontaneously (pyrophoric); An eye irritant; Rescue workers must wear self-contained respirators and protective clothing; TLV of 5 ppm recommended based on TLV for silane (silicon tetrahydride); [MSDSonline] See "Silicon tetrahydride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Liquefied gas, flammable, n.o.s."

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