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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.
Molecular Weight
202.3
Boiling Point
322°F
Freezing Point
-20°F
Solubility
0.05%
Vapor Pressure
3 mmHg
Ionization Potential
11.28 eV
Specific Gravity
1.68
Flash Point
?
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
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   ICSC CARD: 1394
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