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1,3,5-TRICHLOROBENZENE
ICSC: 0344
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.2003 Validated
sym-Trichlorobenzene 
CAS #: 108-70-3 RTECS #: DC2100100
EINECS #: 203-608-6
    Formula: C6H3Cl3
Molecular mass: 181.5

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALS OR POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: 5 ppm, 38 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2003). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 208°C
Melting point: 63°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 0.0006
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 24
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 107°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.15  
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to fish. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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