|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames.||Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. See Notes.||Use local exhaust. Use breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. 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). Blue haze and halo.|
|Ingestion||Sore throat. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered dry, plastic containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: Xi; R: 36/37/38; S: (2)-26-37
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III
Harmful if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Harmful to aquatic life
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC4-II+III.
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R0.
|Dry. Separated from strong bases and food and feedstuffs.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC FLAKES.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
Serious by all routes of exposure.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Melting point: 106-107°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.24
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C:
Flash point: 184°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.9 (calculated)
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
UN 2585 applies to p-toluenesulfonic acid with no more than 5% free sulfuric acid.
UN 2583 applies to p-toluenesulfonic acid with more than 5% free sulfuric acid.
Hydrated form has CAS number 6192-52-5.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations