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SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDEICSC: 1312
Dihydro-2,5-furandione
Butanedioic anhydride
Tetrahydro-2,5-dioxofuran
April 2006
CAS #: 108-30-5
EC Number: 203-570-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

excl mark;warn
WARNING
Harmful if swallowed
Causes serious eye irritation 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE ICSC: 1312
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR FLAKES. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces irritating fumes. 

Formula: C4H4O3
Molecular mass: 100.1
Boiling point: 261°C
Melting point: 119.6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.503
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 92°C: 1.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.45
Flash point: 157°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes. The substance is irritating to the respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 36/37; S: (2)-25 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Succinic Anhydride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 15, 1977)