CHLORINATED CAMPHENE (TOXAPHENE)†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 8001-35-2
Formula

C₁₀H₁₀Cl₈

Synonyms

toxaphene; chlorocamphene; octachlorocamphene; polychlorocamphene

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Amber, waxy solid with a mild, piney, chlorine- and camphor-like odor.
Boiling point decomposes Molecular weight 413.8
Freezing point/melting point 149-194°F Vapor pressure 0.4 mmHg
Flash point 84°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.65 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 1.1% Upper explosive limit (UEL) 6.4%
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.) 0612
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media Pre-assembled cassette with mixed cellulose ester filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron (37 mm) [MAWP037A0]
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*

2-30 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 5039 (partially validated)
Notes
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

0.5 mg/m³

REL-TWA TLV-TWA

0.5 mg/m³ [1990]

PEL-TWA

0.5 mg/m³

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL

1 mg/m³ [1990]

PEL-STEL

1 mg/m³

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 0.01 mg/m³). See Appendix A

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

200 mg/m³

Carcinogenic classifications: IARC-2B, NIOSH-Ca, NTP-R, 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 - Toxaphene

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Chlorinated camphene

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Chlorinated camphene. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 12/21/2020