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SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE
ICSC: 1312
Peer-Review Status: 05.04.2006 Validated
Dihydro-2,5-furandione
Butanedioic anhydride
Tetrahydro-2,5-dioxofuran 
CAS #: 108-30-5 RTECS #: WN0875000
EC #: 607-103-00-5
EINECS #: 203-570-0
    Formula: C4H4O3
Molecular mass: 100.1

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, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.     
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 36/37; S: (2)-25 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Harmful if swallowed
Causes serious eye irritation 
excl mark;warn

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R; 0.   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR FLAKES. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces irritating fumes. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 261°C
Melting point: 119.6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.503
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 92°C: 1.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.45
Flash point: 157°C 
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Succinic Anhydride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 15, 1977)