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PENTACHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0069
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

CAS # 87-86-5 C6Cl5OH
RTECS # SM6300000 Molecular mass: 266.4
UN # 3155
EC # 604-002-00-8
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Fever or elevated body temperature. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Blisters. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, 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 Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Weakness. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Complete protective clothing. (Extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.)
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Severe marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: T+, N
R: 24/25-26-36/37/38-40-50/53
S: (1/2-)-22-36/37-45-52-60-61
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II
NFPA Code: H 3; F 0; R 0;
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
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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PENTACHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0069
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 200C, producing toxic and corrosive fumes including dioxins. Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.5 mg/m as TWA; (skin); A3; BEI issued; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: H; Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2002).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, 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 is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system, resulting in cardiac disorders and heart failure.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, kidneys, liver, lungs, immune system, thyroid. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 309C
Melting point: 191C
Density: 1.98
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.001
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 0.02
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.2
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.01
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.
NOTES
The commercial product may contain very toxic impurities (dioxins). The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999
See Also:
        Pentachlorophenol (EHC 71, 1987)
        Pentachlorophenol (PIM 405)