International Chemical Safety Cards

HEXACHLOROCYCLOPENTADIENE ICSC: 1096
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,2,3,4,5,5-Hexachloro-1,3-cyclopentadiene
Perchlorocyclopentadiene
C5Cl6
Molecular mass: 272.7
6 Poison placard ICSC #    1096
CAS #     77-47-4
RTECS # GY1225000
UN #        2646
EC #         602-078-00-7
October 19, 2005 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: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Headache. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Nausea. Vomiting. Laboured breathing.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. 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 Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Dry. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor.

T+ symbol
N symbol
R: 22-24-26-34-50/53
S: 1/2-25-39-45-53-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1096 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

HEXACHLOROCYCLOPENTADIENE ICSC: 1096
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
OILY YELLOW TO GREEN LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene . Reacts with moist air to produce hydrogen chloride (see ICSC0163) . Attacks many metals forming flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001) in the presence of water.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.01 ppm as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); skin absorption (H); (DFG 2005).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.01 ppm (0.1 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

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. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of the substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The substance may cause effects on the kidneys and liver , resulting in tissue lesions . The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 239C
Melting point: -9C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.2
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 10.7
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4-5
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.
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 inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S2646 or 61GT1-I
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1096 HEXACHLOROCYCLOPENTADIENE
(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.