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Triorthocresyl phosphate

Synonyms & Trade Names
TCP, TOCP, Tri-o-cresyl ester of phosphoric acid, Tri-o-cresyl phosphate
CAS No.
78-30-8
RTECS No.
TD0350000
DOT ID & Guide
2574 151
Formula
(CH3C6H40)3PO
Conversion
IDLH
40 mg/m3
See: 78308
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.1 mg/m3 [skin]
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.1 mg/m3 See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5037
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to pale-yellow, odorless liquid or solid (below 52°F).
Molecular Weight
368.4
Boiling Point
770°F (Decomposes)
Freezing Point
52°F
Solubility
Slight
Vapor Pressure
(77°F): 0.00002 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
1.20
Flash Point
437°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
gastrointestinal disturbance; peripheral neuropathy; cramps in calves, paresthesia in feet or hands; weak feet, wrist drop, paralysis
Target Organs
peripheral nervous system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:No recommendation
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 0.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 5) Any quarter-mask respirator.
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Up to 1 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any particulate respirator equipped with an N95, R95, or P95 filter (including N95, R95, and P95 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 2.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.

Up to 5 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 40 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 with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
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