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PHENYLMERCURIC NITRATE

ICSC: 0541

Mercuriphenyl nitrate
Merphenyl nitrate
Mercury, Nitratophenyl
C6H5HgNO3
Molecular mass: 339.7
ICSC #    0541
CAS #     55-68-5
RTECS # OW8400000
UN #        1895
EC #         080-008-00-9
March 24, 1999 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation (not if powder). Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, 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 pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles). Chemical protection suit.
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe marine pollutant.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 25-34-48/24/25-50/53
S: 1/2-23-24/25-37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0541 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.

PHENYLMERCURIC NITRATE

ICSC: 0541

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR GREY CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing mercury vapours and other toxic fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV (as Hg): 0.1 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1998).
MAK: (Hg organic compounds) skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (Sh);
Carcinogen category: 3B
(DFG 2006).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The aerosol irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the kidneys , resulting in disfunction. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 176-186°C
Solubility in water: poor

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water and soil. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in fish and crustacea.

N O T E S

Do NOT take working clothes home. Phenalco, Phe-Mer-Nite, Mersolite, Phermernite are trade names.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G63b
Card has been partially updated in August 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0541 PHENYLMERCURIC NITRATE
(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.
 
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