International Chemical Safety Cards

PENTACHLOROPHENOL, SODIUM SALT (Technical Grade) ICSC: 0532
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Sodium pentachlorophenate
Sodium pentachlorophenol
Sodium pentachlorophenolate
Sodium pentachlorophenoxide
C6Cl5ONa
Molecular mass: 288.3
6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0532
CAS #     131-52-2
RTECS # SM6490000
UN #        2567
EC #         604-003-00-3
July 10, 1997 Validated
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: powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide .
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. (See Ingestion).
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. Pain. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Elevated body temperature. Sweating. Ataxia. Loss of appetite. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing. Weakness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Dizziness. Drowsiness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). 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. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs . See Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
Note: A
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N symbol
R: 24/25-26-36/37/38-40-50/53
S: 1/2-22-28-36/37-45-52-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0532 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

PENTACHLOROPHENOL, SODIUM SALT (Technical Grade) ICSC: 0532
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE OR TAN FLAKES OR POWDER , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and dioxins . Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


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, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . Inhalation of the substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. Exposure at high levels may result in unconsciousness or death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis (chloracne). The substance may have effects on the central nervous system,kidneys and liver. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans (see Notes).
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 33
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
N O T E S
Humans are generally exposed to technical grade of the substance which usually contain toxic microcontaminants such as polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Do NOT take working clothes home. Also consult ICSC 0069 (Pentachlorophenol). Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II

NFPA Code: H4; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0532 PENTACHLOROPHENOL, SODIUM SALT (Technical Grade)
(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.