International Chemical Safety Cards

PYROGALLIC ACID ICSC: 0770
PYROGALLIC ACID
1,2,3-Benzenetriol
1,2,3-Trihydroxybenzene
Pyrogallol
C6H6O3 / C6H3(OH)3
Molecular mass: 126.1
CAS # 87-66-1
RTECS # UX2800000
ICSC # 0770

EC # 604-009-00-6

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Weakness. Hypothermia. Fine temors. Muscular incoordination. Loss of reflexes. Coma. Asphysia.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases.
    Airtight.
    Xn symbol
    R: 20/21/22
    S: (2-)
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0770 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

    PYROGALLIC ACID ICSC: 0770

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER , TURNS GRAY ON EXPOSURE TO LIGHT AND AIR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts with oxidants and bases.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. May cause genetic damage in humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 309C
    Melting point: 131-134C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.45
    Solubility in water: good (60 g/100 ml at 20C)
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 168C: 1.33
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0770 PYROGALLIC ACID
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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