ALDRIN†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 309-00-2
Formula

C₁₂H₈Cl₆

Synonyms

1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-endo-1,4-exo-5,8-dimethanonaphthalene; HHDN; octalene; Seedrin; Aldrite; Aldrosol

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless to dark-brown crystalline solid with a mild chemical odor.
Boiling point decomposes Molecular weight 364.9
Freezing point/melting point 219°F Vapor pressure 0.00008 mmHg
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.60 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 0125
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media GFF (37 mm Gelman Type A/E) and bubbler & 15 mL (isooctane) [AP4003705]
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*

18-240 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.2-1 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments GC-ECD
Method reference OSHA Modified NIOSH 5502 (fully validated)
Notes

Transfer bubbler solutions and filters in scintillation vials; pack carefully.

Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA

0.25 mg/m³

REL-TWA TLV-TWA

0.05 mg/m³ (inhalable fraction and vapor) [2006]

PEL-TWA

0.25 mg/m³

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Notes:

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes:

CARCINOGEN (Ca): REDUCE EXPOSURE TO LOWEST FEASIBLE CONCENTRATION (LOQ 0.15 mg/m³). See Appendix A.

Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH

25 mg/m³

Carcinogenic classifications: EPA-B2, IARC-3, NIOSH-Ca, TLV-A3 Notes:

Ca

AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Aldrin mixture, dry

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Aldrin

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Aldrin. See annual publication for most recent information.
  • (impairment of memory, emotional disturbances, tremors, hyperexcitability, and seizures) Sullivan, J.B., Jr., and Van Ert, M.: Organochlorine pesticides (Chapter 102). Materials Toxicology, Clinical Principles of Environmental Health, Sullivan, J.B. Jr., and Krieger, G.R. eds. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, pp. 1042-1047, 1992.
  • (headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting; skin erythema) Bus, J.S. and Leber, A.P.: Miscellaneous chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides (Chapter 69), in Patty's Toxicology, 5th Ed., Vol. 5, E. Bingham, B. Cohrssen and C.H. Powell, eds. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 635-640, 2001.
  • (acute toxicity data - LD50s)

Last Updated Date : 12/15/2020