International Chemical Safety Cards

PENTACHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0069
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
C6Cl5OH
Molecular mass: 266.4
6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0069
CAS #     87-86-5
RTECS # SM6300000
UN #        3155
EC #         604-002-00-8
August 05, 2003 Validated
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 STORAGE 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.)
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs . Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
T+ symbol
N symbol
R: 24/25-26-36/37/38-40-50/53
S: 1/2-22-36/37-45-52-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0069 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH IDLH: 2.5 mg/m3 See: 87865


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
Environmental Hazard placard 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.
N O T E S
The commercial product may contain very toxic impurities (dioxins). The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II

NFPA Code: H 3; F 0; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0069 PENTACHLOROPHENOL
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.