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COAL-TAR PITCH
ICSC: 1415
Peer-Review Status: 03.07.2002 Validated
Pitch 
CAS #: 65996-93-2 RTECS #: GF8655000
EC #: 648-055-00-5
EINECS #: 266-028-2
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Sneezing. Cough. See Effects of long-term or repeated exposure.  Use closed system or ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles 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 See Effects of long-term or repeated exposure.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45; S: 53-45; Note: H 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. Separated from food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
BLACK-TO-BROWN PASTE. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 400°C . This produces toxic fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.2mg/m³ as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2001). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, 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 when dispersed. and when heated. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Exposure to sun may enhance the irritating effect of this substance. This may result in burns. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis and hyperpigmentation of skin. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: >250°C
Melting point: 30-180°C
Density: >1 g/cm³
Solubility in water at at 20°C°C: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: <0.01
Flash point: >200°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: >500°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.04
Electrical conductivity: 1.7x10e-9 pS/m (at 30°C, IUCLID) 
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to soil contamination and aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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