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Dimethylethoxysilane (DMES), a volatile liquid, is used by NASA to waterproof the heatprotective silica tiles and blankets on the space shuttle. DMES readily produces a variety of products in the presence of small amounts of moisture or bases. DMES readily produces a variety of products in the presence of small amounts of moisture or bases.
Darol E. Dodda,; Bruce O. Stuarta,; Simon J. Rothenberga,; Maryann Kershawb,; Peter C. Mannc. Acute, 2-Week, and 13-Week Inhalation Toxicity Studies on Dimethylethoxysilane Vapor in Fischer 344 Rats. Inhalation Toxicology: International Forum for Respiratory Research. 1994, 6(2),151-166.
RE Johnson,; DI Ford. Stability and reactivity of dimethylethoxysilane. Nasa conference. 1993, volume issue , pg no.
Hazard Statements: H225-H315-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.