International Chemical Safety Cards

SEBACIC ACID ICSC: 1685
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,10-Decanedioic acid
1,8-Octanedicarboxylic acid
Decanedioic acid
C10H18O4 /HOOC(CH2)8COOH
Molecular mass: 202.3
ICSC #    1685
CAS #     111-20-6
RTECS # VS0875000
EC #         203-845-5
April 10, 2008 Validated
NE, RD; Specific medical-toxicological data are very limited.
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Foam. Dry powder. Carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into coveredcontainers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.
Separated from strong oxidants, and strong bases .

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1685 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

SEBACIC ACID ICSC: 1685
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. If dry, it can be charged electrostatically by swirling, pneumatic transport, pouring, etc.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with bases and oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion .

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
See Notes.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 13.3kPa: 294C
(See Notes)
Melting point: 131C
Density: 1.2
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 0.1
(none)
Flash point: 220C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.2
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Decomposes before boiling. Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1685 SEBACIC ACID
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
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