International Chemical Safety Cards

OZONE ICSC: 0068
OZONE
(cylinder)
O3
Molecular mass: 48.0
CAS # 10028-15-6
RTECS # RS8225000
ICSC # 0068
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with combustible substances.
In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion when heated or on contact with combustible substances (alkene, ethers).
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
    Cold-insulating gloves.
    ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Loss of vision.
    Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. If in liquid state: NEVER direct water jet on liquid (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof if in building. Separated from all substances. Cool. Ozone is frequently stored refrigerated in halons.

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    ICSC: 0068 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    OZONE ICSC: 0068

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS OR BLUISH GAS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The gas is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on warming producing oxygen , which increases fire hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts with alkenes, aromatics, such as aniline, and ethers, bromine, nitrogen compounds and rubber producing shock-sensitive compounds. Attacks metals except gold and platinum.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 0.1 ppm; 0.20 mg/m3 as Ceiling (ACGIH 1991-1992).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the gas may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Inhalation of the gas may cause asthmatic reactions (see Notes). The liquid may cause frostbite. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in headache and impaired vigilance and performance.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to the gas.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: -112C
    Melting point: -193C
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 0C: 0.1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to vegetation.
    N O T E S
    The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0068 OZONE
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