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FIPRONIL
ICSC: 1503
Peer-Review Status: 22.04.2004 Validated
5-Amino-3-cyano-1-(2,6-dichloro-4-trifluoro-methylphenyl)-4-trifluoromethylsulfinylpyrazole 
CAS #: 120068-37-3 RTECS #: UQ4430250
EINECS #: 424-610-5
    Formula: C12H4Cl2F6N4OS
Molecular mass: 437.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Convulsions. Tremor.  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   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 See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. 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 covered containers.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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 may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in irritability and convulsions. The effects may be delayed. 

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


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 201°C
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to birds and bees. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
If the substance is formulated with solvents also consult the ICSCs of these materials. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Fipronil (Pesticide residues in food: 1997 evaluations Part II Toxicological & Environmental)
       Fipronil (JMPR Evaluations 2000 Part II Toxicological)