International Chemical Safety Cards

1,2,4,5-TETRACHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0676
1,2,4,5-TETRACHLOROBENZENE
Benzene tetrachloride
s-Tetrachlorobenzene
C6H2Cl4
Molecular mass: 215.9
CAS # 95-94-3
RTECS # DB9450000
ICSC # 0676
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with bases and oxidants.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Shortness of breath (see Ingestion).
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES

  • Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Dizziness. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Weakness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
    Separated from oxidants, bases. Cool. Dry.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0676 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

    1,2,4,5-TETRACHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0676

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene. When heated with sodium hydroxide and solvent (methanol or ethylene glycol) to prepare trichlorophenol, serious explosions have occurred.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys, liver, lungs and thyroid , resulting in tissue lesions.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 243-246°C
    Melting point: 139-140°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.9
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: <13.3
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.4
    Flash point: 155°C c.c.
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.9
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in fish.
    N O T E S
    Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0676 1,2,4,5-TETRACHLOROBENZENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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