International Chemical Safety Cards

CAMPHECHLOR ICSC: 0843
CAMPHECHLOR
Toxaphene
Chlorinated camphene
Polychlorocamphene
C10H10Cl8 (approx.)
Molecular mass: 413.8 (average)
CAS # 8001-35-2
RTECS # XW5250000
ICSC # 0843
UN # 2761
EC # 602-044-00-1

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles, or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Dizziness. Nausea. Vomiting. Convulsions.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs and incompatible materials (see Chemical Dangers). Keep in the dark.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 21-25-37/38-40
    S: (1/2-)36/37-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0843 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

    CAMPHECHLOR ICSC: 0843

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    YELLOW TO AMBER WAXY SOLID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating above 155°C, on burning and/or under influence of alkali, strong sunlight, and catalysts like iron producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride. Attacks many metals in presence of water.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 0.5 mg/m3 (as TWA) (skin) (ACGIH 1995-1996).
    TLV (as STEL): ppm; 1 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates mildly the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in convulsions. Exposure at high level may result in death.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 65-90°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.6
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: negligible
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47 - 5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to birds. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in aquatic species. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
    N O T E S
    Camphechlor is a reaction mixture of chlorinated camphenes containing 67-69% chlorine. Use of this organochlorine pesticide should be discouraged, except where there is no adequate alternative. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s). Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Alltox, Chem-Phene, Crestoxo, Estonox, Fasco-Terpene, Geniphene, Gy-Phene, Hercules 3956, Penphene, Phenacide, Phenatox, Strobane-T, Toxakil are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G41c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0843 CAMPHECHLOR
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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