Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention .
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 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
Transportation UN Classification
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS CRYSTALLINE POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes.
Formula: (C6H5)3PO4 / C18H15O4P
Molecular mass: 326.3
Boiling point: 370°C Melting point: 49-50°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.27 Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.001 Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 1 Flash point: 220°C c.c. Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.59
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure
Inhalation risk Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure The substance may have effects on the peripheral nervous system. This may result in impaired functions.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 3 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen)
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
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