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PYROMELLITIC DIANHYDRIDE
ICSC: 1375
Peer-Review Status: 14.03.2001 Validated
1,2,4,5-Benzenetetracarboxylic 1,2:4,5-dianhydride
1,2,4,5-Benzenetetracarboxylic anhydride
1H,3H-Benzo(1,2-c;4,5-c')difuran-1,3,5,7-tetrone
PMDA 
CAS #: 89-32-7 RTECS #: DB9300000
EC #: 607-098-00-X
EINECS #: 201-898-9
    Formula: C10H2O6 / C6H2(C2O3)2
Molecular mass: 218.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Wheezing. Shortness of breath.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Burning sensation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 

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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 41-42/43; S: (2)-22-24-26-37/39 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALLINE POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with water. This produces acid. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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, skin and respiratory tract. Exposure at high levels could cause pulmonary haemorrhage. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation may cause asthma. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 397-400°C
Melting point: 287°C
Density: 1.68 g/cm³
Solubility in water: reaction 
 

NOTES
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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