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Document ID (ISN)62663
CIS number 94-1297
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wyman J., Pitzer E., Williams F., Rivera J., Durkin A., Gehringer J., ServÚ P., von Minden D., Macys D.
Title Evaluation of shipboard formation of neurotoxicant (trimethylolpropane phosphate) from thermal decomposition of synthetic aircraft engine lubricant
Bibliographic information Oct. 1993, Vol. 54, No. 10, p.584-592. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Synthetic lubricants based on trimethylolpropane triheptanoate and tricresyl phosphate have been shown to form a neurotoxicant, trimethylolpropane phosphate (TMPP), during pyrolysis and/or combustion under laboratory conditions. This study examined whether TMPP is produced during an actual shipboard fire by placing the lubricant in a fire environment aboard a decommissioned US naval vessel. Both biological and chemical analyses were performed on the thermally decomposed lubricant to ensure detection of the neurotoxic material. The formation of TMPP was confirmed. The implications of this finding for safe management of post-fire cleanup are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; pyrolysis products; trimethylolpropane phosphate
Descriptors (secondary) pyrolysis; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Esters and salts
Fires