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Camphor (synthetic)

Synonyms & Trade Names
2-Camphonone, Gum camphor, Laurel camphor, Synthetic camphor
CAS No.
76-22-2
RTECS No.
EX1225000
DOT ID & Guide
2717 133
Formula
C10H16O
Conversion
IDLH
200 mg/m3
See: 76222
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 2 mg/m3
OSHA PEL
TWA 2 mg/m3
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1301 , 2553;
OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless or white crystals with a penetrating, aromatic odor.
Molecular Weight
152.3
Boiling Point
399°F
Melting Point
345°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
0.2 mmHg
Ionization Potential
8.76 eV
Specific Gravity
0.99
Flash Point
150°F
Upper Exposive Limit
3.5%
Lower Explosive Limit
0.6%
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers (especially chromic anhydride & potassium permanganate)
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; headache, dizziness, excitement, epileptiform convulsions
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 50 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode£
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with an organic vapor cartridge in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter.£

Up to 100 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying full-facepiece respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter£
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 200 mg/m3:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 1021   MEDICAL TESTS: 0036
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