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Phosdrin

Synonyms & Trade Names
2-Carbomethoxy-1-methylvinyl dimethyl phosphate, Mevinphos [Note: Commercial product is a mixture of the cis- & trans-isomers.]
CAS No.
7786-34-7
RTECS No.
GQ5250000
DOT ID & Guide
2783 152
Formula
C7H13PO6
Conversion
1 ppm = 9.17 mg/m3
IDLH
4 ppm
See: 7786347
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.01 ppm (0.1 mg/m3) ST 0.03 ppm (0.3 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.1 mg/m3 [skin] See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Pale-yellow to orange liquid with a weak odor. [Note: Insecticide that may be absorbed on a dry carrier.]
Molecular Weight
224.2
Boiling Point
Decomposes
Freezing Point
44°F (trans-) 70°F (cis-)
Solubility
Miscible
Vapor Pressure
0.003 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
1.25
Flash Point
(oc) 347°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers [Note: Corrosive to cast iron, some stainless steels & brass.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; miosis; rhinorrhea (discharge of thin nasal mucus); headache; chest tightness, wheezing, laryngeal spasm, salivation, cyanosis; anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea; paralysis; ataxia, convulsions; low blood pressure, cardiac irreg
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, blood cholinesterase
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 0.1 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 0.25 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode

Up to 0.5 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 4 ppm:
(APF = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator 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 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   ICSC CARD: 0924   MEDICAL TESTS: 0185
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