International Chemical Safety Cards

HEXACHLORONAPHTHALENE ICSC: 0997
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
C10H2Cl6
Molecular mass: 334.7
ICSC #    0997
CAS #     1335-87-1
RTECS # QJ7350000
December 03, 2001 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.

Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! 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.
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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Chemical protection suit. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs .

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0997 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic gases including hydrogen chloride and phosgene . Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.2 mg/m as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.2 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.2 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH IDLH: 2 mg/m3 See: 1335871


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the skin .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis (chloracne). The substance may have effects on the liver , resulting in liver impairment .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 344-388C
Melting point: 137C
Density: 1.78
g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at C: < 0.01
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 11.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 7.59
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.
N O T E S
Halowax is a trade name for chlorinated naphthalenes.Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0997 HEXACHLORONAPHTHALENE
(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.