Nitrocellulose, solution, flammable with not more than 12.6 percent nitrogen, by mass, and not more than 55 percent nitrocellulose


Nitrocellulose (also known as cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, and flash string) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid or another powerful nitrating agent. When used as a propellant or low-order explosive, it was originally known as guncotton. Partially nitrated cellulose has found uses as a plastic film and in inks and wood coatings. In 1862, the first man-made plastic, nitrocellulose (branded Parkesine), was created by Alexander Parkes from cellulose treated with nitric acid and a solvent. In 1868, American inventor John Wesley Hyatt developed a plastic material he named Celluloid, improving on Parkes' invention by plasticizing the nitrocellulose with camphor so it could be processed into finished form and used as a photographic film. Wikipedia

Substance Data

Source: TOXNET (HSDB, 22.01.2019)

CAS-Number

9004-70-0

Flash Point

n/a

Boiling Point

n/a

Emergency Response Guide No. 127

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

3
Flammable liquids

(4) Identification number Help

UN 2059

(5) Packing Group Help

I

(6) Labels Help

Flammable liquids (3)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
198
T11
TP1
TP8
TP27

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) ExceptionsNone
(8B) Non-bulk201see 49 CFR §173.201
(8C) Bulk243see 49 CFR §173.243

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail1 L
(9B) Cargo aircraft only30 L

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other n/a

(3) Hazard Class

3
Flammable liquids

(4) Identification number Help

UN 2059

(5) Packing Group Help

II

(6) Labels Help

Flammable liquids (3)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
198
IB2
T4
TP1
TP8

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions150see 49 CFR §173.150
(8B) Non-bulk202see 49 CFR §173.202
(8C) Bulk242see 49 CFR §173.242

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail5 L
(9B) Cargo aircraft only60 L

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other n/a

(3) Hazard Class

3
Flammable liquids

(4) Identification number Help

UN 2059

(5) Packing Group Help

III

(6) Labels Help

Flammable liquids (3)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
198
B1
IB3
T2
TP1

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions150see 49 CFR §173.150
(8B) Non-bulk203see 49 CFR §173.203
(8C) Bulk242see 49 CFR §173.242

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail60 L
(9B) Cargo aircraft only220 L

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other n/a

Comparison View of Different Packing Groups

More than one packing group is indicated for this entry. Criteria for assignment see 49 CFR §173 Subpart D. You can find specific details in the tabs above. Differences are highlighted.

PG I PG II PG III
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2Nitrocellulose, solution, flammable with not more than 12.6 percent nitrogen, by mass, and not more than 55 percent nitrocelluloseNitrocellulose, solution, flammable with not more than 12.6 percent nitrogen, by mass, and not more than 55 percent nitrocelluloseNitrocellulose, solution, flammable with not more than 12.6 percent nitrogen, by mass, and not more than 55 percent nitrocellulose
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4UN 2059UN 2059UN 2059
5IIIIII
6333
7198, T11, TP1, TP8, TP27198, IB2, T4, TP1, TP8198, B1, IB3, T2, TP1
8ANone150150
8B201202203
8C243242242
9A1 L5 L60 L
9B30 L60 L220 L
10AEBA
10B n/a n/a n/a

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.