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1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE

ICSC: 1222

vic-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,6-Trichlorobenzene
C6H3Cl3
Molecular mass: 181.5
ICSC #    1222
CAS #     87-61-6
RTECS # DC2095000
UN #        3077
November 26, 2003 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Dry powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.)
Separated from strong oxidants. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

UN Hazard Class: 9
ICSC: 1222 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.

1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE

ICSC: 1222

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 5 ppm, 38 mg/m3; H;
Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2003).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 218.5°C
Melting point: 53.5°C
Density: 1.45
g/cm3
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 17.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.26
Flash point: 112.7°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.05

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish.

N O T E S

UN number 2321 refers to liquid trichlorobenzenes. Liquid trichlorobenzenes are marine pollutants. See ICSC 1049 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene and 0344 1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90GM7-III

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1222 1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE
(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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