International Chemical Safety Cards

CAPTAFOL ICSC: 0119
CAPTAFOL
N-(1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethylthio)cyclohex-4-ene-1,2-dicarboximide
3a,4,7,7a-Tetrahydro-N-(1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethanesulphenyl)phthalimide
Difolitan
C10H9Cl4NO2S
Molecular mass: 349.1
CAS # 2425-06-1
RTECS # GW4900000
ICSC # 0119
UN # 2773
EC # 613-046-00-7
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat. Wheezing.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Rash. Blisters.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Itching.
    Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Burning sensation.
    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 containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong bases, food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 45-43
    S: 53-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0119 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:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC # 0163), nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides. Reacts violently with bases causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some metals.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.1 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1993-1993).


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

    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 irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization, allergic conjunctivitis. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma. The substance may have effects on the liver, kidneys. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 160-161°C
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 12
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water organisms and soil organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.
    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. 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. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home. Difolatan, Folcid, Foltaf, Haipen, Merpafol, Ortho 5865, Sabsoir, Sanspor, Santar, Sulfenimede and Nalco 7046 are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G53b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



    ICSC: 0119 CAPTAFOL
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