tetrachlorophthalic anhydride 117-08-8 MSDS
Name: Tetrachlorophthalic anhydride 98% (contains 0.5% Hexachlorobenzene) Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym: 4,5,6,7-Tetrachloro-1,3-isobenzofurandione
CAS: 117-08-8
Section 1 - Chemical Product   MSDS Name:Tetrachlorophthalic anhydride 98% (contains 0.5% Hexachlorobenzene) Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym:4,5,6,7-Tetrachloro-1,3-isobenzofurandione

Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS# Chemical Name content EINECS#
117-08-8 Tetrachlorophthalic anhydride 98 204-171-4
Hazard Symbols: T N
Risk Phrases: 41 42/43 45 50/53

Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
  EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Risk of serious damage to eyes. May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact. May cause cancer. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.Moisture sensitive.The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated.
Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Causes eye irritation.
Skin:
May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion:
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic:
No information found.

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
  Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin:
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion:
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation:
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Notes to Physician:

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
  General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media:
Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.

Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
  Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage:
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
  Engineering Controls:
Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits CAS# 117-08-8: CAS# 118-74-1: Belgium - TWA: 0.025 mg/m3 VLE Malaysia: 0.002 mg/m3 TWA Netherlands: 0.002 ppm MAC; 0.03 mg/m3 MAC Russia: 0.9 mg/m3 TWA Spain: 0.002 mg/m3 VLA-ED Personal Protective Equipment Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
Physical State: Crystals
Color: white
Odor: Slight characteristic odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 0.16 mm Hg @ 14
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 371 deg C @ 760.00mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point: 254 - 258 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: 362 deg C ( 683.60 deg F)
Flash Point: 220 deg C ( 428.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, lower: Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature: 220 deg C
Solubility in water: Slightly soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:
Molecular Formula: C8Cl4O3
Molecular Weight: 285.89

Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
  Chemical Stability:
Stability unknown.
Conditions to Avoid:
Moisture, exposure to air.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  RTECS#:
CAS# 117-08-8: TI3450000 CAS# 118-74-1: DA2975000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 117-08-8: Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg Mild; Oral, rat: LD50 = >15800 mg/kg; Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >5 gm/kg.
CAS# 118-74-1: Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 4 gm/m3; Inhalation, rabbit: LC50 = 1800 mg/m3; Inhalation, rabbit: LC50 = 1800 mg/m3/6H; Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 3600 mg/m3; Oral, mouse: LD50 = 4 gm/kg; Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 2600 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 10 gm/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 3500 mg/kg.
Carcinogenicity:
Tetrachlorophthalic anhydride - Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
Hexachlorobenzene - ACGIH: A3 - Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to California: carcinogen, initial date 10/1/87 NTP: Suspect carcinogen IARC: Group 2B carcinogen Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Ecotoxicity:
Tetrachlorophthalic anhydride was evaluated in a semi-continuous 24 hour activated sludge.
The biodegradability of this compound was classified as resistant.

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 
IATA
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
IMO
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
RID/ADR
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
USA RQ: CAS# 118-74-1: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
 
European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: T N
Risk Phrases:
R 45 May cause cancer.
R 41 Risk of serious damage to eyes.
R 42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and
skin contact.
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause
long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Safety Phrases:
S 53 Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions
before use.
S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 24 Avoid contact with skin.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 37/39 Wear suitable gloves and eye/face
protection.
S 60 This material and its container must be
disposed of as hazardous waste.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to
special instructions/safety data sheets.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 117-08-8: 2
CAS# 118-74-1: 3
Canada
CAS# 117-08-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 118-74-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 117-08-8 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 118-74-1 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
US FEDERAL
TSCA
CAS# 117-08-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
CAS# 118-74-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.


SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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