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ALDRIN
ICSC: 0774
Peer-Review Status: 26.03.1998 Validated
1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-exo-1,4-endo-5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
1,4:5,8-Dimethanonaphthalene, 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-,(1alpha,4alpha,4aß,5alpha,8alpha,8aß)
HHDN 
CAS #: 309-00-2 RTECS #: IO2100000
UN #: 2761
EC #: 602-048-00-3
EINECS #: 206-215-8
    Formula: C12H8Cl6
Molecular mass: 364.9

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!   
Inhalation See Ingestion.  Use ventilation (not if powder).  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! See Ingestion.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles or face shield.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Muscle twitching.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 24/25-40-48/24/25-50/53; S: (1/2)-22-36/37-45-60-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G41B.
NFPA Code: H2; F0; R0. 
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs and incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride. Reacts with acids and oxidants. Attacks many metals in the presence of water. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.25mg/m³ as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 1997).
MAK (inhalable fraction): 0.25 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(8); Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2006). 

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

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in convulsions. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Cumulative effects are possible. See Acute Hazards/Symptoms. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point at 0.27kPa: 145°C
Melting point: 104-105°C
Density: 1.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.009
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 7.4  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to birds and bees. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it is persistent. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use. 

NOTES
Other melting points: 49-60°C (technical grade).
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated.
If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s).
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
The recommendations on this Card also apply to ICSC 0787 (dieldrin).
Aldrec, Aldrex, Aldrite, Aldron, Aldrosol, Algran, Altox, Drinox, Octalene, Seedrin, and Toxadrin are trade names.
Card has been partially updated in August 2007: see Storage, Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Aldrin (PIM 573)
       Aldrin (FAO Meeting Report PL/1965/10/1)
       Aldrin (FAO/PL:CP/15)
       Aldrin (FAO/PL:1967/M/11/1)
       Aldrin  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987)
       Aldrin (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 5, 1974)