International Chemical Safety Cards

OCTACHLORONAPHTHALENE ICSC: 1059
OCTACHLORONAPHTHALENE
C10Cl8
Molecular mass: 403.7
CAS # 2234-13-1
RTECS # QK0250000
ICSC # 1059
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED!
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Safety goggles or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION


  • Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).


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    ICSC: 1059 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

    OCTACHLORONAPHTHALENE ICSC: 1059

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    PALE-YELLOW, WAXY SOLID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes (chlorine).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.1 mg/m3 (as TWA); 0.3 mg/m3 (as STEL) (skin) (ACGIH 1992-1993).


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the liver , resulting in jaundice.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 440C
    Melting point: 192C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.0
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: <0.13
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 13.9
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    Halowax 1051 is a trade name.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1059 OCTACHLORONAPHTHALENE
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