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OCTACHLORONAPHTHALENE ICSC: 1059
Date of Peer Review: October 2000

Perchloronaphthalene
CAS # 2234-13-1 C10Cl8
RTECS # QK0250000 Molecular mass: 403.7
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

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


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Chloracne.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes
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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE


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 2004

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OCTACHLORONAPHTHALENE ICSC: 1059
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WAXY, YELLOW SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.1 mg/m as TWA, 0.3 mg/m as STEL; (skin); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the liver, resulting in tissue lesions.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 440C
Melting point: 192C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.0
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: <0.13
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.88-6.2
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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