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CAMPHECHLOR
ICSC: 0843
Peer-Review Status: 04.11.1997 Validated
Toxaphene
Chlorinated camphene (60%)
Polychlorocamphene 
CAS #: 8001-35-2 RTECS #: XW5250000
UN #: 2761
EC #: 602-044-00-1
EINECS #: 232-283-3
    Formula: C10H10Cl8 (approx.)
Molecular mass: 413.8 (average)

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    Use foam, powder, carbon dioxide. NO water. 
EXPLOSION See Notes.    In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles or face shield.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Convulsions. Dizziness. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 21-25-37/38-40-50/53; S: (1/2)-36/37-45-60-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G53B.  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Keep in the dark. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW-TO-AMBER WAXY SOLID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. Decomposes under the influence of alkali, strong sunlight and catalysts like iron. This produces toxic fumes. Attacks iron. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.5 mg/m³ as TWA; 1 mg/m³ as STEL; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2008).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2006). 

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

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in tremors and convulsions. Exposure at high levels could cause death. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 65-90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.65
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 53
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 14.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.3  
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to aquatic organisms, terrestrial organisms and birds. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Decomposes near boiling point.
Camphechlor is a reaction mixture of chlorinated camphenes containing 67-69% chlorine.
Use of this organochlorine pesticide should be discouraged, except where there is no adequate alternative.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Alltox, Chem-Phene, M 5055, Clor Chem T-590, Crestoxo, Estonox, Fasco-Terpene, Geniphene, Gy-phene, Hercules 3956, Melipex, Penphene, Phenacide, Phenatox, Strobane-T, Toxakil, Toxyphene, Toxon 63 are trade names. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Camphechlor (EHC 45, 1984)
       Camphechlor (HSG 40, 1990)