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Naphthalene diisocyanate

Synonyms & Trade Names
1,5-Diisocyanatonaphthalene, 1,5-Naphthalene diisocyanate, 1,5-Naphthalene ester of isocyanic acid, NDI
CAS No.
3173-72-6
RTECS No.
NQ9600000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C10H6(NCO)2
Conversion
1 ppm = 8.60 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.040 mg/m3 (0.005 ppm) C 0.170 mg/m3 (0.020 ppm) [10-minute]
OSHA PEL
none
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5525;
OSHA PV2046
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
White to light-yellow, crystalline flakes.
Molecular Weight
210.2
Boiling Point
505°F
Melting Point
261°F
Solubility
?
Vapor Pressure
(75°F): 0.003 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
?
Flash Point
(oc) 311°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, nose, throat; resp sensitization, cough, pulmonary secretions, chest pain, dyspnea (breathing difficulty); asthma
Target Organs
Eyes, 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:Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

Up to 0.05 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 0.125 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*

Up to 0.25 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 1 ppm:
(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
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0653
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