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CHRYSENEICSC: 1672
October 2006
CAS #: 218-01-9Benzo[a]phenanthrene
1,2-Benzophenanthrene
1,2,5,6-Dibenzonaphthalene
UN #: 3077
EINECS #: 205-923-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames.  Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  Use water spray, dry powder, foam, carbon dioxide.   

See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

cancer;health hazenviro;aqua
WARNING
Suspected of causing cancer
Very toxic to aquatic life
Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 
PACKAGING
 
CHRYSENE ICSC: 1672
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-BEIGE CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes. Reacts violently with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C18H12
Molecular mass: 228.3
Boiling point: 448°C
Melting point: 254 - 256°C
Density: 1.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water: very poor
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.9  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

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


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); BEI issued.
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 2 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in seafood. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
This substance does not usually occur as a pure substance but as a component of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures.
Human population studies have associated PAH's exposure with cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
TLV Note: Exposure by all routes should be carefully controlled to levels as low as possible. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-68-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Chrysene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 3, 1973)
       Chrysene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 32, 1983)