|Name:||Hexachloroethane 99% Material Safety Data Sheet|
|Synonym:||Ethane hexachloride; Ethylene hexachloride; 1,1,1,2,2,2-Hexachloroethane; Hexachloroethylene; Carbon hexachloride; Perchlorethan|
Synonym:Ethane hexachloride; Ethylene hexachloride; 1,1,1,2,2,2-Hexachloroethane; Hexachloroethylene; Carbon hexachloride; Perchlorethan
Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Risk Phrases: 36/37/38 40
Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.Cancer suspect agent.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation. May result in corneal injury.
Causes skin irritation.
May cause central nervous system depression, kidney damage, and liver damage. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Causes irritation of mucous membrane. Causes upper respiratory tract irritation.
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Do not induce vomiting. 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.
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
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.
Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits CAS# 67-72-1: United States OSHA: 1 ppm TWA; 10 mg/m3 TWA Belgium - TWA: 1 ppm VLE; 9.8 mg/m3 VLE France - VME: 1 ppm VME France - VLE: 10 ppm VLE Germany: 1 ppm TWA; 9.8 mg/m3 TWA Malaysia: 1 ppm TWA; 9.7 mg/m3 TWA Netherlands: 1 ppm MAC; 10 mg/m3 MAC Spain: 1 ppm VLA-ED; 9.8 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.
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 0.21 mm Hg @ 20
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 186 deg C @ 777mm Hg (subl.)
Freezing/Melting Point: 185 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, lower: Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility in water: Insoluble.
Specific Gravity/Density: 2.091
Molecular Formula: C2Cl6
Molecular Weight: 236.74
Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Metals, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, alkalies.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Phosgene, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, chloride fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
CAS# 67-72-1: KI4025000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 67-72-1: Oral, rat: LD50 = 4460 mg/kg; Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 32 gm/kg.
Hexachloroethane - ACGIH: A3 - Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to California: carcinogen, initial date 7/1/90 NTP: Suspect carcinogen IARC: Group 2B carcinogen Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Other No information available.
Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
USA RQ: CAS# 67-72-1: 100 lb final RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ
Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XN
R 36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system
R 40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves
and eye/face protection.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 67-72-1: 3
CAS# 67-72-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 67-72-1 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 67-72-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION