International Chemical Safety Cards

NAPHTHALENE, 1,5-DIISOCYANATE ICSC: 0653
1,5-NAPHTHALENE DIISOCYANATE
1,5-Diisocyanatonaphthalene
C12H6O2N2/C10H6(NCO)2
Molecular mass: 210.19
CAS # 3173-72-6
RTECS # NQ9600000
ICSC # 0653
EC # 615-007-00-X
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.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Cool.

    Xn symbol
    R: 20-36/37/38-42
    S: 26-28-38-45
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0653 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

    NAPHTHALENE, 1,5-DIISOCYANATE ICSC: 0653

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE TO LIGHT YELLOW CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

    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 nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. Inhalation of aerosol may cause asthmatic reactions (see Notes). The aerosol of this substance irritates the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma. Lungs may be affected by inhalation of high concentrations.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 130°C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    Very little information on the physico-chemical properties of this compound is available. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should never again come into contact with this substance. Do NOT take working clothes home.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0653 NAPHTHALENE, 1,5-DIISOCYANATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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