|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.|
|EXPLOSION||Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with strong oxidizing agents.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.|
|Inhalation||Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. See Ingestion.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Swelling of the eyelids. Blurred vision. Loss of vision.||Wear safety spectacles, face shield 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||Abdominal pain. Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Convulsions. Drowsiness. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Vomiting. Weakness.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: T+, N; R: 23/24/25-36-43-50/53; S: (1/2)-28-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1673-S or 61GT2-III.||Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, acid anhydrides and food and feedstuffs. Keep in the dark. Well closed.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-SLIGHTLY-RED CRYSTALS. TURNS DARK ON EXPOSURE TO AIR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 267°C
Melting point: 139-147°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 4
Vapour pressure, Pa at 100°C: 144
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Flash point: 156°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 400°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-?
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.|
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of asthma 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.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated.
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Benzofur D, Developer PF, Fourine D, Pelagon D, Orsin, Ursol-D and Vulkanox 4020 are trade names.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations