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POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (AROCLOR 1254)
ICSC: 0939
Peer-Review Status: 20.10.1999 Validated
Chlorobiphenyl (54% chlorine)
Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)
PCB 
CAS #: 11097-69-1 RTECS #: TQ1360000
UN #: 2315
EC #: 602-039-00-4
EINECS #: 215-648-1
    Molecular mass: 327 (average)

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!   
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
PACKAGING & 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.  Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 33-50/53; S: (2)-35-60-61; Note: C 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90GM2-II-L.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
LIGHT YELLOW VISCOUS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
No data. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.5mg/m³ as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 0.05 ppm, 0.70 mg/m³; Carcinogen category: 3B; Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: B; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004). 

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. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

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. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
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) 
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.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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