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CAMPHOR ICSC: 1021
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

2-Bornanone
2-Camphanone
1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-one
CAS # 76-22-2 C10H16O
RTECS # EX1225000 Molecular mass: 152.3
UN # 2717
EC #
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.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 66C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Above 66C use a closed system, ventilation. Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Further see Ingestion.
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, 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 Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Headache. Confusion. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. (Extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust.)
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 4.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-41GF1-II+III
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0;
Separated from strong oxidants, strong reducing agents, chlorinated solvents, food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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CAMPHOR ICSC: 1021
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

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

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic gases and irritating fumes. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, strong reducing agents and chlorinated solvents, causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 2 ppm as TWA; A4;
TLV: 3 ppm as STEL; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 2 ppm, 13 mg/m; Peak limitation category: II(2); (DFG 2002).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached on evaporation of this substance at room temperature.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, resulting in convulsions and respiratory depression. Exposure by ingestion may result in death.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 204C
Melting point: 180C, the substance sublimes at room temperature.
Density: 0.99 g/cm^3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.12
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 27
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.24
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1
Flash point: 66C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 466C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-3.5
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Camphor is available in two optical isomers (CAS 464-48-2 and 464-49-3) and as a racemic mixture (CAS 21368-68-3).
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