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HEPTACHLOR

ICSC: 0743

1,4,5,6,7,8,8-Heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindene
1,4,5,6,7,8,8-Heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene
3,4,5,6,8,8a-Heptachlorodicyclopentadiene
C10H5Cl7
Molecular mass: 373.3
ICSC #    0743
CAS #     76-44-8
RTECS # PC0700000
UN #        2761
EC #         602-046-00-2
July 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. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Convulsions. Tremor.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! (See Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES
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 (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. Rest. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, metals , food and feedstuffs . Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Dry.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 24/25-33-40-50/53
S: 1/2-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0743 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.

HEPTACHLOR

ICSC: 0743

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR TAN WAXY SOLID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 160°C producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride . Reacts with strong oxidants . Attacks metal.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.05 mg/m3 as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) 0.5 mg/m3; skin absorption (H);
Peak limitation category: II(2); Carcinogen category: 3B;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 35 mg/m3 See: 76448


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of dusts from powder concentrates, 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, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver . This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Decomposes below boiling point at 160°C
Melting point: 95-96°C
Density: 1.6
g/cm3
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.053
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.27-5.44

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish and in milk. 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

Other melting points: 46-74°C for the technical product. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-II

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0743 HEPTACHLOR
(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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