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Rotenone

Synonyms & Trade Names
1,2,12,12a-Tetrahydro-8,9-dimethoxy-2-(1-methyl-ethenyl)-[1]benzopyrano [3,4-b]furo[2,3-h][1] benzopyran-6(6aH)-one
CAS No.
83-79-4
RTECS No.
DJ2800000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C23H22O6
Conversion
IDLH
2500 mg/m3
See: 83794
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 5 mg/m3
OSHA PEL
: TWA 5 mg/m3
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 5007
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to red, odorless, crystalline solid. [insecticide]
MW:
394.4
BP:
Decomposes
MLT: 330°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
<0.00004 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.27
Fl.P:
?
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, alkalis
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; numb mucous membrane; nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain; muscle tremor, incoordination, clonic convulsions, stupor
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 50 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any air-purifying half-mask respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N95, R95, or P95 filter. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 125 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with an organic vapor cartridge in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter.

Up to 250 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying full-facepiece respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
(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.
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter
(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 2500 mg/m3:
(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./ScbaEsys [potential occupational carcinogen (in the presence of Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, or Malonaldehyde)]

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0944
 
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