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Rosin core solder, pyrolysis products (as formaldehyde)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Rosin flux pyrolysis products, Rosin core soldering flux pyrolysis products
CAS No.
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
 
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
*: TWA 0.1 mg/m3 [*Note: "Ca" in the presence of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, or malonaldehyde. See Appendices A & C (Aldehydes).]
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 2541 , 3500
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Pyrolysis products of rosin core solder include acetone, aliphatic aldehydes, methyl alcohol, methane, ethane, various abietic acids (the major components of rosin), CO & CO2.
Properties vary depending upon the specific rosin core solder being used.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Varies
Exposure Routes
inhalation
Symptoms
irritation eyes, nose, throat, upper respiratory system [potential occupational carcinogen (in the presence of Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, or Malonaldehyde)]
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system
Cancer Site
[nasal cancer; thyroid gland tumors in animals (in presence of Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, or Malonaldehyde)]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

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

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
 
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