Rosin core solder, pyrolysis products (as formaldehyde)
Synonyms & Trade NamesRosin core soldering flux pyrolysis products, Rosin flux pyrolysis products
DOT ID & Guide
See: IDLH INDEX
NIOSH RELTWA 0.1 mg/m3 [*Note: "Ca" in the presence of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, or malonaldehyde. See Appendices A & C (Aldehydes).]
OSHA PELnone See Appendix G
Physical DescriptionPyrolysis products of rosin core solder include acetone, aliphatic aldehydes, methyl alcohol, methane, ethane, various abietic acids (the major components of rosin), CO & CO2.
Molecular WeightProperties vary depending upon the specific rosin core solder being used.
Incompatibilities & ReactivitiesVaries
Symptomsirritation eyes, nose, throat, upper respiratory system [potential occupational carcinogen (in the presence of Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, or Malonaldehyde)]
Target OrgansEyes, respiratory system
Cancer Site[nasal cancer; thyroid gland tumors in animals (in presence of Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, or Malonaldehyde)]
Personal Protection/Sanitation(See protection codes)
Wash skin:No recommendation
First Aid(See procedures)
In the presence of Formaldeyde, Acetaldehyde, or Malonaldehyde: 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
(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.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
- Page last reviewed:April 11, 2016
- Page last updated:April 11, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Information Division