International Chemical Safety Cards

ANTHRACENE ICSC: 0825
ANTHRACENE
Anthracin
Paranaphthalene
Molecular mass: 178.2
CAS # 120-12-7
RTECS # CA9350000
ICSC # 0825
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.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 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
  • Abdominal pain.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. 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: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids. Tightly closed. Cool.

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    ICSC: 0825 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

    ANTHRACENE ICSC: 0825

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS OR FLAKES.

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

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating, on contact with sunlight, under influence of strong oxidants producing acrid, toxic fume , causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    PDK not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20°C 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, the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 342°C
    Melting point: 218°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.25
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.15
    Flash point: 121°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 538°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-?
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.5 (calculated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to soil and air. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in aquatic organisms and plants.
    NOTES
    Do NOT take working clothes home. Green oil, Tetraolive are trade names.
    NFPA Code: H0; F1; R;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0825 ANTHRACENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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