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Chloropicrin

Synonyms & Trade Names
Nitrochloroform, Nitrotrichloromethane, Trichloronitromethane
CAS No.
76-06-2
RTECS No.
PB6300000
DOT ID & Guide
1580 154
1583 154 (mixture, n.o.s.)
Formula
CCl3NO2
Conversion
1 ppm = 6.72 mg/m3
IDLH
2 ppm
See: 76062
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to faint-yellow, oily liquid with an intensely irritating odor. [pesticide]
MW:
164.4
BP:
234°F
FRZ:
-93°F
Sol:
0.2%
VP:
18 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.66
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Noncombustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers [Note: The material may explode when heated under confinement.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; lacrimation (discharge of tears); cough, pulmonary edema; nausea, vomiting
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory 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: No recommendation
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/OSHA

Up to 2 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode£
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)£
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

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
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0750   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0049
 
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