Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: p-Dichlorobenzene
Catalog Numbers: S79996, S79996-1, S79996-2, S799961,
S799962, B249 3, B249-3, B2493, NC9854048, XXB24925KG
p-DCB; 1,4-Dichlorobenzene; Dichlorocide, Paracide; Paradichlorobenzol;
1 Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance,
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call:
Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 22 36/38
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: white solid. Flash Point: 150 deg F. Warning!
May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause blood abnormalities. May be harmful
if inhaled. Harmful if swallowed. Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause
digestive tract irritation. Cancer suspect agent. May cause cancer based on
animal studies. Causes eye and skin irritation.
Blood, kidneys, liver.
Eye: Causes eye irritation. Exposure
to high vapor concentrations may cause irritation.
Solid produces burning sensation when held in contact with the skin, but
irritation is slight.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal
irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation.
May cause liver and kidney damage. Inhalation of vapors causes irritation of
eyes, throat, and skin. Exposure may cause anorexia, nausea, vomiting, weight
loss and hepatic necrosis with jaundice. Exposure may cause headache and
rhinitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose).
Chronic: Overexposure may cause delayed kidney injury.
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals. Chronic ingestion
may cause liver damage. May cause anemia and other blood cell abnormalities.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid
if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion: If victim is
conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by
mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air
immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is
difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air.
Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool.
Media: In case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or
Flash Point: 150e deg F ( 65.56 deg C)
Autoignition Temperature: 640 deg C ( 1,184.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:1.7
Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Remove all sources of ignition. Carefully scoop up and place into appropriate
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and
clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and
can be dangerous. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze,
solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Storage: Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a
tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep
airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
||10 ppm TWA
||150 ppm IDLH
||75 ppm TWA; 450 mg/m3
OSHA Vacated PELs:
P-Dichlorobenzene: 75 ppm TWA; 450 mg/m3 TWA
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective
eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to
prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator
regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a
NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Odor: moth-powder odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 1.18 mm Hg @25C
Vapor Density: 5.07 (air=1)
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 345 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:127.6 deg F
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.5 (water=1)
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: High
temperatures, incompatible materials, ignition sources, dust generation.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Aluminum, oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, chlorine, carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been
Section 11 -
CAS# 106-46-7: CZ4550000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2950 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 2830
Oral, rat: LD50 = 500 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >2
Skin, rat: LD50 = >6 gm/kg;
ACGIH: A3 - Animal
California: carcinogen; initial date 1/1/89
NIOSH: potential occupational carcinogen
OSHA: Possible Select carcinogen
IARC: Group 2B
Epidemiology: IARC has determined that the human data are
inadequate to ev aluate the carcinogenicity of dichlorobenzenes.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Section 12 -
data available. Fish (fresh water) 50ppm lethal (no time interval specified)
Rainbow trout (fresh water) TLm= 880mg/48H
can be adsorbed in soil, and leaching is possible. Substance is volatile from
water, but has potential for sediment adsorption.
(in soil and water) has low probability for chemical transformation by
hydrolysis, oxidation, or direct photolysis.
Other: Please refer to
the Handbook of Environmental Fate and Exposure Data (Vol I) for additional
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: CAS# 106-46-7:
waste number U072.
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 106-46-7 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 106-46-7: 100 lb final
RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 106-46-7: acute, chronic, flammable.
This material contains P-Dichlorobenzene (CAS# 106-46-7, 99%),which
is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40
CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 106-46-7 is listed as a
hazardous air pollutant (HAP). This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone
depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 106-46-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance
under the CWA. CAS# 106-46-7 is listed as a Priority Pollutant under the Clean
Water Act. CAS# 106-46-7 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water
None of the chemicals in this product are considered
highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 106-46-7 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
The following statement(s) is(are) made in
order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water Act: WARNING: This
product contains P-Dichlorobenzene, a chemical known to the state of California
to cause cancer. California No Significant Risk Level: CAS# 106-46-7: 20 ug/day
Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 36/38 Irritating to
eyes and skin.
S 22 Do not breathe dust.
24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 46 If swallowed, seek medical
and show this container or label.
CAS# 106-46-7: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
106-46-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
product has a WHMIS classification of B3, D1B, D2A.
CAS# 106-46-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient
CAS# 106-46-7: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA
75 ppm (450 mg/m3);STEL 110 ppm (67
5 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 75 ppm (451
mg/m3);STEL 110 ppm (661 mg/m3)
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3)
OEL-FINLAND:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3
);STEL 115 ppm (690 mg/m3);Skin
OEL-FRANCE:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3);STE
L 110 ppm (675 mg/m3) OEL-GERMANY:TWA
75 ppm (450 mg/m3) OEL-JAPAN:T
WA 50 ppm (300 mg/m3) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA
75 ppm (450 mg/m3) OEL
-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3) OEL-POLAND:TWA
20 mg/m3 OEL-
RUSSIA:TWA 50 ppm OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3);STEL 110
mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3);STEL 150 ppm (900 mg/m
3) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 75 ppm (450 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 75 ppm (
mg/m3);STEL 11 ppm OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check
OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #3 Date: 3/18/2003
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