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TETRACHLORONAPHTHALENE
ICSC: 1387
Peer-Review Status: 13.03.2001 Validated
 
CAS #: 1335-88-2 RTECS #: QK3700000
EINECS #: 215-642-9
    Formula: C10H4Cl4
Molecular mass: 265.9

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, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-PALE-YELLOW CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic gases of hydrogen chloride and phosgene. Reacts with strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 2mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004). 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the liver. This may result in liver impairment. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 312-360°C
Melting point: 182°C
Density: 1.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: <0.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.2
Flash point: 210°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.75-6.19  
Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. 

NOTES
Halowax is a trade namefor chlorinated naphthalenes.
The health effects may vary with the proportion of the different isomers present.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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