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ISOPHTHALIC ACID ICSC: 0500
ISOPHTHALIC ACID
1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid
m-Phthalic acid
C8H6O4 / C6H4(COOH)2
Molecular mass: 166.1
CAS # 121-91-5
RTECS # NT2007000
ICSC # 0500
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES

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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth.
    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).


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    ICSC: 0500 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

    ISOPHTHALIC ACID ICSC: 0500

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance slightly irritates the skin.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 345-348C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.54
    Solubility in water: none in cold water, poor in boiling water
    Auto-ignition temperature: >650C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Sublimes without decomposition.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0500 ISOPHTHALIC ACID
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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