International Chemical Safety Cards

PERMETHRIN ICSC: 0312
PERMETHRIN
3-Phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
(3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
C21H20Cl2O3
Molecular mass: 391.3
CAS # 52645-53-1
RTECS # GZ1255000
ICSC # 0312
UN # 2902
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. See Notes. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Burning sensation. Itching.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    If material is in a liquid form, collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Treat remaining liquid with alkali. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. If material is in a powder form, sweep spilled substance into containers (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs, alkalies. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Pack Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0312 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

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    YELLOW BROWN TO BROWN VISCOUS LIQUID. PARTLY CRYSTALLINE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    PDK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system , resulting in facial sensation such as tingling, itching or burning.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 34-39C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish and honey bees.
    N O T E S
    Some liquid formulations may be highly flammable and/or explosive. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Ambush, Eksmin, Talcord are trade names. Also consult publication Health and Safety Guide No. 33 Permethrin, and Environmental Health Criteria No. 94 Permethrin, of IPCS.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0312 PERMETHRIN
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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