International Chemical Safety Cards

SELENIUM OXYCHLORIDE ICSC: 0948
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Selenium chloride oxide
Seleninyl chloride
SeOCl2
Molecular mass: 165.9
6 Poison placard 8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0948
CAS #     7791-23-3
RTECS # VS7000000
UN #        2879
EC #         034-002-00-8
March 10, 2000 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: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat. Shortness of breath. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Blisters. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
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 Burning sensation. Sore throat. Nausea. Abdominal cramps. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Separated from metal oxides, strong bases, food and feedstuffs . Dry. Ventilation along the floor.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: A
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R: 23/25-33-50/53
S: 1/2-20/21-28-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0948 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

SELENIUM OXYCHLORIDE ICSC: 0948
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOWISH OR COLOURLESS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes . Reacts with water to produce heat and corrosive fumes. The solution in water is a strong acid, it reacts violently with bases and is corrosive.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV (as Se): 0.2 mg/m (ACGIH 2000).
MAK: (as Se) (Inhalable fraction) 0.05 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: II(4); Carcinogen category: 3B; Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2008).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract , gastrointestinal tract , central nervous system and liver , resulting in nasal irritation, persistent garlic odour, stomach pain, nervousness and liver impairment .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 176.4C
Melting point: 8.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.42
Solubility in water:
reaction
Vapour pressure, Pa at 34.8C: 132
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
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 spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80G10
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0948 SELENIUM OXYCHLORIDE
(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.