International Chemical Safety Cards

HEXACHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0895
HEXACHLOROBENZENE
Perchlorobenzene
HCB
C6Cl6
Molecular mass: 284.80
CAS # 118-74-1
RTECS # DA2975000
ICSC # 0895
UN # 2729
EC # 602-065-00-6
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED!
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.
  • EYES

  • Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    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. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 45-48/25
    S: 53-44
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0895 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

    HEXACHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0895

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes. Reacts violently with dimethyl formamide above 65°C.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    PDK: 0.9 mg/m3 (USSR 1982).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, 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 on spraying.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure. The substance may have effects on the liver, skin, and nervous system. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 323-326°C
    Melting point: 231°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.04
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 114°C: 0.133
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <0.1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.8
    Flash point: 242°C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.2
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in plants and fish. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.
    NOTES
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. Amatin, Anticarie, Bunt-cure, No Bunt 80, Sanocide, Sniecotox are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G12c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0895 HEXACHLOROBENZENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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