International Chemical Safety Cards

DIVINYLBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0885
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Vinylstyrene
DVB
C10H10 / C6H4(CH=CH2)2
Molecular mass: 130.20
ICSC #    0885
CAS #     1321-74-0
RTECS # CZ9370000
November 04, 1997 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.
NO open flames.
Powder , foam , carbon dioxide
EXPLOSION Above 76C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 76C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
Separated from oxidants. Cool. Store only if stabilized.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0885 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

DIVINYLBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0885
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can polymerize due to heating with fire or explosion hazard. Reacts violently with oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm; 53 mg/m (ACGIH 1996).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) (DFG 2008).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 ppm (50 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 195C
Melting point: -66.9 - -52C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 32.7C: 133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.48
Flash point: 76C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 500C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-6.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.59 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The commercial form of vinylbenzene contains the three isomeric forms but the meta isomer predominates. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. DVB-22, DVB-55 are trade names. Also consult ICSC # 0073 on Styrene.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R2;
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Fire fighting.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0885 DIVINYLBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
(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.