Benzo(k)fluoranthene

  • Dibenzo(b,j,k)fluorene
  • 11,12-Benzofluoroanthene
Formula
C20H12
Structure
Description
Pale yellow needles or yellow crystalline solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
207-08-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-916-6
EC Index Number
601-036-00-5
EC Class
Carcinogenic Category 2; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
DF6350000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
UN (DOT)
1325
Beilstein/Gmelin
1873745
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-02686
RCRA
K015; K148
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H12
Formula mass
252.32
Melting point, °C
215
Boiling point, °C
480
Vapor pressure, mmHg
9.59E-11
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.84

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidants.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
0.2 mg/m3 PEL
Carcinogin
I-2B, N-2, CP65
Exposure effects
May cause cancer according to animal studies.
   Ingestion
May be fatal if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
May be fatal if inhaled. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be fatal if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Induce vomiting by giving one teaspoon of Syrup of Ipecac.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
1325
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
BFS