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2,3,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL

ICSC: 0590

Phenol, 2,3,6-trichloro-
1-Hydroxy-2,3,6-trichlorobenzene
C6H3Cl3O
Molecular mass: 197.5
ICSC #    0590
CAS #     933-75-5
RTECS # SN1300000
UN #        2020
September 04, 1997 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 78°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 78°C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. See Notes.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Headache. Dizziness. Vomiting. Weakness. Convulsions. Muscular spasms. Increased body temperature and sweating (see Notes).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

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. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs .
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
ICSC: 0590 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.

2,3,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL

ICSC: 0590

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating, on contact with strong oxidants producing toxic and corrosive fumes of hydrogen chloride. The substance is a weak acid.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


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 when dispersed.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. See Notes.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 253°C
Melting point: 58°C
Solubility in water:
none
Flash point: 78°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.6

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.

N O T E S

No data are available on this isomer but a mixture of trichlorophenols may cause irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. These substances may cause acute metabolic effects resulting in damage in several organs notably CNS. Some technical products may contain highly toxic impurities including polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and -furans. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Also consult ICSC 1122. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S2020 or 61GT2-III

NFPA Code: H2; F; R0;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0590 2,3,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL
(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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