|ORTHO-PHTHALALDEHYDE||ICSC: 1784 (July 2020)|
| CAS #: 643-79-8
| UN #: 2923
|EC Number: 211-402-2
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible.||NO open flames.||Use carbon dioxide, dry powder, foam, water.|
|Inhalation||Cough. Shortness of breath. Headache.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower for at least 15 minutes. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Severe burns.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burns in mouth and throat. Nausea. Diarrhoea. Vomiting.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Vacuum with specialist equipment (See Notes) or carefully sweep into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERToxic if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause respiratory irritation
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|Well closed. Separated from oxidants, amines, strong bases and food and feedstuffs. Ventilation along the floor. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C6H4(CHO)2 / C8H6O2
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
|TLV: 25 μg/100 cm2 (surface limit value); (vapour): 0.1 ppb (ceiling value); (see Notes); (skin); (DSEN); (RSEN)|
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
|NEVER use a domestic-type vacuum cleaner to vacuum the substance, only use specialist equipment.
The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure.
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact.
Boiling point at 0.1kPa: 83°C
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations