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CREOSOTE
ICSC: 0572
Peer-Review Status: 05.07.2003 Validated
Wash oil
Creosote oil
Coal tar creosote 
CAS #: 8001-58-9 RTECS #: GF8615000
EC #: 648-101-00-4
EINECS #: 232-287-5
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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 Confusion. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Shock or collapse.  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 . Do NOT induce vomiting. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: complete protective clothing, face shield and filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45; S: 53-45; Note: H, J, M 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0.  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
BLACK-TO-BROWN OILY LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic fumes. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C , especially on spraying. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Exposure to sun may enhance the irritating effect of this substance. This may result in burns. Ingestion could cause death. Medical observation is indicated. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis and hyperpigmentation of skin. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 200-400°C
Melting point: ~20°C
Density: 1.0-1.17 g/cm³
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: about 6
Flash point: >66°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 335°C  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to soil contamination and ground water contamination. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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