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General Description

Synonyms: Halowax 1013

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 1988

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 1321-64-8

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: QK0300000; 50779

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

pale yellow solid with an aromatic odor
molecular weight: 301
vapor pressure: <1 mm
boiling point: 620° to 700°F
melting point: 248°F

Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 0.5 mg/m3

Construction Industry: 0.5 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.5 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.5 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Headaches; fatigue; vertigo; anorexia; pruritis; acneform skin eruptions; jaundice, liver necrosis

Health Effects: Acute systemic toxicity/Vascular and CNS damage (HE4) Cumulative liver damage (HE3) Irritation-Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin---Marked (HE14)

Affected Organs: Skin, liver, CNS

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: OSHA Versatile Sampler (OVS-2) - 13 mm XAD-2 tube (270/140 mg sections, 20/60 mesh) with Glass Fiber Filter enclosed
    analytical solvent: Toluene
    maximum volume: 100 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/ECD
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Partially Validated

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