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CAMPHECHLORICSC: 0843
Toxaphene
Chlorinated camphene (60%)
Polychlorocamphene
November 1997
CAS #: 8001-35-2
UN #: 2761
EC Number: 232-283-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  See Notes.      Use foam, powder, carbon dioxide. NO water.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water. 

 STRICT HYGIENE! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  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. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
CAMPHECHLOR ICSC: 0843
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW-TO-AMBER WAXY SOLID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. Decomposes under the influence of alkali, strong sunlight and catalysts like iron. This produces toxic fumes. Attacks iron. 

Formula: C10H10Cl8 (approx.)
Molecular mass: 413.8 (average)
Melting point: 65-90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.65
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 53
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 14.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in tremors and convulsions. Exposure at high levels could cause death. 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3, as TWA; 1 mg/m3 as STEL; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans).
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 2 

ENVIRONMENT
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to aquatic organisms, terrestrial organisms and birds. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Decomposes near boiling point.
Camphechlor is a reaction mixture of chlorinated camphenes containing 67-69% chlorine.
Use of this organochlorine pesticide should be discouraged, except where there is no adequate alternative.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 21-25-37/38-40-50/53; S: (1/2)-36/37-45-60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Camphechlor (EHC 45, 1984)
       Camphechlor (HSG 40, 1990)