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General Description

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0861

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 334-88-3

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: PA7000000; 47875

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

    yellow gas, or liquid under pressure
    molecular weight: 42
    boiling point: -9°F
    melting point: -229°F

Incompatibilities: Alkali metals, drying agents such as calcium sulfate

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 0.2 ppm, 0.4 mg/m3

Construction Industry: 0.2 ppm, 0.4 mg/m3 TWA

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.2 ppm, 0.34 mg/m3 TWA; Appendix A2 (Suspected Human Carcinogen)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.2 ppm TWA

Health Factors

Carcinogenic Classification:

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Group 3, not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans

Potential Symptoms: Coughing, shortness of breath; headaches; flushed skin, fever; chest pain, pulmonary edema, pneumonitis; irritated eyes; asthma; fatigue

Health Effects: Acute lung damage (HE11) Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Skin---Marked (HE14)

Affected Organs: Respiratory system, eyes, skin

Additional Information:

  • Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards. US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 81-123, (1981, January). Provides a table of contents of guidelines for many hazardous chemicals. The files provide technical chemical information, including chemical and physical properties, health effects, exposure limits, and recommendations for medical monitoring, personal protective equipment (PPE), and control procedures.

Date Last Revised: 12/01/1998

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Coated XAD-2 Tube (100/50 mg sections, 20/50 mesh); Coating is 1% (w/w) Octanoic Acid.
    analytical solvent: Carbon Disulfide
    maximum volume: 30 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
    method reference: 1 (NIOSH 2515 [29 KB PDF, 4 pages])
    sampling analytical error: 0.14
    method classification: Fully Validated
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