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Dieldrin

Synonyms & Trade Names
HEOD; 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-6,7-epoxy-1,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-1,4-endo,exo-5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
CAS No.
60-57-1
RTECS No.
IO1750000
DOT ID & Guide
2761 151
Formula
C12H8Cl6O
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [50 mg/m3]
See: 60571
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Ca TWA 0.25 mg/m3 [skin] See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
: TWA 0.25 mg/m3 [skin]
Measurement Methods

NIOSH S283 (II-3)
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to light-tan crystals with a mild, chemical odor. [insecticide]
MW:
380.9
BP:
Decomposes
MLT: 349°F
Sol:
0.02%
VP(77°F): 8 x 10-7 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.75
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, active metals such as sodium, strong acids, phenols
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
headache, dizziness; nausea, vomiting, malaise (vague feeling of discomfort), sweating; myoclonic limb jerks; clonic, tonic convulsions; coma; [potential occupational carcinogen]; in animals: liver, kidney damage
Target Organs
central nervous system, liver, kidneys, skin
Cancer Site
[in animals: lung, liver, thyroid & adrenal gland tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
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   See ICSC CARD: 0787   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0077
 
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