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POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (AROCLOR 1254)ICSC: 0939
October 1999
CAS #: 11097-69-1Chlorobiphenyl (54% chlorine)
Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)
PCB
UN #: 2315
EINECS #: 215-648-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   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 Headache. Numbness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 
PACKAGING
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe marine pollutant. 
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (AROCLOR 1254) ICSC: 0939
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
LIGHT YELLOW VISCOUS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
No data. 

Molecular mass: 327 (average)
Relative density (water = 1): 1.5
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.01
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.30 (estimated) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. May cause chloracne. The substance may have effects on the liver. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans) 

ENVIRONMENT
Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Changes into a resinous state (pour point) at 10°C.
Distillation range: 365°-390°C. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 33-50/53; S: (2)-35-60-61; Note: C 

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