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Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Aroclor® 1254, PCB [Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)], Polychlorinated biphenyl [Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)]
CAS No.
11097-69-1
RTECS No.
TQ1360000
DOT ID & Guide
2315 171
Formula
C6H3Cl2C6H2Cl3 (approx)
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [5 mg/m3]
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca TWA 0.001 mg/m3 See Appendix A [*Note: The REL also applies to other PCBs.]
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.5 mg/m3 [skin]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5503;
OSHA PV2088
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to pale-yellow, viscous liquid or solid (below 50°F) with a mild, hydrocarbon odor.
Molecular Weight
326 (approx)
Boiling Point
689-734°F
Freezing Point
50°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
0.00006 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
(77°F): 1.38
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Nonflammable Liquid, but exposure in a fire results in the formation of a black soot containing PCBs, polychlorinated dibenzofurans, and chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, chloracne; liver damage; reproductive effects; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Skin, eyes, liver, reproductive system
Cancer Site
[in animals: tumors of the pituitary gland & liver, leukemia]
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   ICSC CARD: 0939   MEDICAL TESTS: 0176
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