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ICSC: 0612
Peer-Review Status: 29.10.2004 Validated
Bitumen
Petroleum bitumen 
CAS #: 8052-42-4 RTECS #: CI9900000
UN #: 1999
EINECS #: 232-490-9
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.    Use dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam. NO water. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Heat-insulating gloves when handling molten form. Protective clothing.  Rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  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. Wash hands before eating.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Let solidify. Sweep spilled substance into containers.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III (only for the hot product).   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
DARK BROWN OR BLACK SOLID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of fume. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Fumes of this substance are possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: >300°C
Melting point: 54-173°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.0-1.18
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: >200°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: ~400°C  
 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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