|PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE||ICSC: 0315 (June 2003)|
|1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid anhydride
Phthalic acid anhydride
| CAS #: 85-44-9
|EC Number: 201-607-5
|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, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.|
|PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Wheezing.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|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||Abdominal pain.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. 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.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Separated from combustible substances, reducing agents, strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and food and feedstuffs. See Chemical Dangers. Ventilation along the floor. Dry. Well closed.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.|
|PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE||ICSC: 0315|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C8H4O3 / C6H4(CO)2O
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 0.002 mg/m3, as TWA; 0.005 mg/m3 as STEL; (skin); (SEN); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: sensitization of respiratory tract (SA)
|The substance may be transported in molten state.
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.
For materials containing more than 0.05% of maleic anhydride the UN number is 2214, hazard class 8, packaging group III.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: Xn; R: 22-37/38-41-42/43; S: (2)-23-24/25-26-37/39-46
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations