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BENZO(a)FLUORENEICSC: 1453
11H-Benzo(a)fluorene
Chrysofluorene
alpha-Naphthofluorene
October 2002
CAS #: 238-84-6
EC Number: 205-944-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation See Effects of long-term or repeated exposure.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Keep in a well-ventilated room. 
PACKAGING
 
BENZO(a)FLUORENE ICSC: 1453
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS PLATE-LIKE CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: C17H12
Molecular mass: 216.3
Boiling point: 399°C
Melting point: 189°C
Solubility in water: very poor
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.32  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
See Notes. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
This substance does not usually occur as a pure substance but as a component of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures.
Human population studies have associated PAH's exposure with cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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