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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 605
Revision Date: May 16, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Phthalic Anhydride

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10125
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral and inhalation (Category 5). May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled (H303+H333).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 2). Causes skin irritation (H315).

Hazard class: Sensitization, skin and respiratory tract (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction, allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H317+H334). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).

Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 1). Causes serious eye damage (H318).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; respiratory tract irritation (Category 3). May cause respiratory irritation (H335).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Phthalic Anhydride

Synonyms: PAN; 1,2-Benzene dicarboxylic acid anhydride; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic anhydride; Phthalic acid anhydride
85-44-9 C8H4O3
148.11
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310). If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340). If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P342+P311). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If on skin: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363). If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIB combustible solid.
Flash point: 152 °C Flammable limits: Lower: 1.7% Upper: 10.5% Autoignition Temperature: 570 °C
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
H-2
F-1
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area. Wipe up, place in sealed bag or container and dispose. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #1. Store with acids, anhydrides and peracids.
Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 2 ppm (OSHA); TLV 1 ppm (ACGIH) Sensitizer; IDLH 60 mg/m3
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White crystalline needles. Odorless.
Soluble: Alcohol, hot water and carbon disulfide.
Boiling point: 295 °C
Melting point: 130.8 °C
Specific gravity: 1.53
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong acids, strong bases, oxidizing agents and reducing agents.
Reacts vigorously with nitric acid and nitrating mixtures to produce potentially explosive products.
Shelf life: Poor, moisture sensitive. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Eye, skin, and upper respiratory tract irritation; conjunctivitis; bronchitis, bronchial asthma; dermatitis. Sensitizer.
Chronic effects: Asthma
Target organs: Eyes, skin, and respiratory tract.
ORL-RAT LD50: 1530 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: greater than 210 mg/m3
SKN-RBT LD50: greater than 10,000 mg/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #24a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (201-607-5), RCRA code U190.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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