International Chemical Safety Cards

2,4,5-TRICHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0879
2,4,5-TRICHLOROPHENOL
2,4,5-TCP
C6H3Cl3O/C6H2Cl3(OH)
Molecular mass: 197.4
CAS # 95-95-4
RTECS # SN1400000
ICSC # 0879
UN # 2020
EC # 604-012-00-X
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Explodes when heated to decomposition. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames. NO contact with strong oxidants.
Water spray. Foam. Powder. Carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Blurred vision.
    Safety goggles or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Vomiting. Weakness. Fatigue. Sweating.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 22-36/38
    S: 26-28
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0879 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

    2,4,5-TRICHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0879

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS, GREY FLAKES IN SUBLIMED MASS WITH STRONG PHENOLIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    May explode on heating to decomposition. The substance decomposes on heating and on contact with strong oxidants producing toxic and irritating fumes (chlorine, hydrochloric acid). The substance is a weak acid. Reacts with strong oxidants. Reacts in an alkaline medium at high temperatures producing highly toxic chlorinated dioxins.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure by ingestion may result in poisoning.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys (see Notes).
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 253C
    Melting point: 63-67C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
    Solubility in water: poor (0.12 g/100 ml at 25C)
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 2.9
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.1
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to aquatic organisms and its persistency in sediments and soil. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.
    NOTES
    The compound sublimes forming grey flakes. Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature. Technical products may contain highly toxic impurities such as polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans. Impure substances may cause toxicity in nervous system, liver and skin, and they may be carcinogenic and teratogenic. The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. A related substance, 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, is possibly carcinogenic. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Collunosol, Dowcide 2, Dowicide 2, NCI-C61187, Nurelle, Preventol I are trade names. Also consult ICSC # 0589 - 2,3,5-trichlorophenol and ICSC # 0590 - 2,3,6-trichlorophenol.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-804
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0879 2,4,5-TRICHLOROPHENOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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