LINDANE†

Chemical Identification
CAS # 58-89-9
Formula

C₆H₆Cl₆

Synonyms

BHC; HCH; γ-hexachlorocyclohexane; γ isomer of 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane

Physical Properties
Physical description White to yellow, crystalline powder with a slight, musty odor.
Boiling point 614°F Molecular weight 290.83
Freezing point/melting point 235°F Vapor pressure 0.00001 mmHg
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.85 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
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 1595
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 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
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
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

0.5 mg/m³

REL-TWA

0.5 mg/m³

TLV-TWA

0.5 mg/m³ [1990]

PEL-TWA

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

50 mg/m³

Carcinogenic classifications: NTP-R, TLV-A3, IARC-2B Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:

Last Updated Date : 01/04/2021