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Chlordane

Synonyms & Trade Names
Chlordan, Chlordano, 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-Octachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindane
CAS No.
57-74-9
RTECS No.
PB9800000
DOT ID & Guide
2762 131
Formula
C10H6Cl8
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [100 mg/m3]
See: 57749
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca TWA 0.5 mg/m3 [skin] See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.5 mg/m3 [skin]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5510;
OSHA 67
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Amber-colored, viscous liquid with a pungent, chlorine-like odor. [insecticide]
Molecular Weight
409.8
Boiling Point
Decomposes
Freezing Point
217-228°F
Solubility
0.0001%
Vapor Pressure
0.00001 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
(77°F): 1.6
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible Liquid, but may be utilized in flammable solutions.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, alkaline reagents
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Blurred vision; confusion; ataxia, delirium; cough; abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; irritability, tremor, convulsions; anuria; In Animals: lung, liver, kidney damage; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
central nervous system, eyes, lungs, liver, kidneys
Cancer Site
[in animals: liver cancer]
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
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(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   MEDICAL TESTS: 0042
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