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Pentachloroethane

Synonyms & Trade Names
Ethane pentachloride, Pentalin
CAS No.
76-01-7
RTECS No.
KI6300000
DOT ID & Guide
1669 151
Formula
CHCl2CCl3
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Handle with care in the workplace. See Appendix C (Chloroethanes)
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 2517
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a sweetish, chloroform-like odor.
MW:
202.3
BP:
322°F
FRZ:
-20°F
Sol:
0.05%
VP:
3 mmHg
IP:
11.28 eV
Sp.Gr:
1.68
Fl.P:
?
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
(Sodium-potassium alloy + bromoform), alkalis, metals, water [Note: Hydrolysis produces dichloroacetic acid. Reaction with alkalis & metals produces spontaneously explosive chloroacetylenes.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
In animals: irritation eyes, skin; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), restlessness, irreg respiration, muscle incoordination; liver, kidney, lung changes
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys
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
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1394
 
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