Coal tar pitch volatiles

Synonyms & Trade Names
Acridine, Anthracene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Chrysene, Coal tar, Phenanthrene, pyrene [Note: NIOSH considers coal tar, coal tar pitch, and creosote to be coal tar products.]
CAS No.
65996-93-2
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
2713 153(acridine)
Formula
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [80 mg/m3]
See: 65996932
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (cyclohexane-extractable fraction) See Appendix A See Appendix C
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (benzene-soluble fraction) [1910.1002] See Appendix C
Measurement Methods
OSHA 58
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Black or dark-brown amorphous residue.
Molecular Weight
Properties vary depending upon the specific compound.
Combustible Solids
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
dermatitis, bronchitis, [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
respiratory system, skin, bladder, kidneys
Cancer Site
[lung, kidney & skin cancer]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:Daily
Remove:No recommendation
Change:Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

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.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
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