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1,3,5-TRICHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0344
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

sym-Trichlorobenzene
CAS # 108-70-3 C6H3Cl3
RTECS # DC2100100 Molecular mass: 181.5
UN #
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


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, 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. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants. 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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1,3,5-TRICHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0344
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE TO YELLOW CRYSTALS OR POWDER, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 5 ppm, 38 mg/m; H; Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D; (DFG 2003).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 208C
Melting point: 63C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.0006
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 24
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 107C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.15
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
This substance may be hazardous in the environment; special attention should be given to fish. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish.
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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:
        1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene (CHEMINFO)
        1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene (ICSC)
        1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene (ICSC)