Fluoroanthene

  • 1,2-Benzacenapthene
  • Benzo(j,k)fluorene
Formula
C16H10
Structure
Description
Light yellow fine crystals.
Uses
Constituent of coal tar & petroleum derived asphalt used as lining material to protect interior of steel & ductile-iron potable water pipes and storage tanks.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
206-44-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-912-4
RTECS
LL4025000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
UN (DOT)
1325
Beilstein/Gmelin
1907918
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-02463
RCRA
U120
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-2252
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C16H10
Formula mass
202.26
Melting point, °C
110
Boiling point, °C
375
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2E-5 (25 C)
Density
1.128 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.6877 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
5.16
Heat of vaporization
66.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep containers tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Do not breathe dust.
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 and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
168
Upper exp. limit, %
3.9
Lower exp. limit, %
0.6
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, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed. May cause rapid heartbeat and cardiac arrythmias. May cause liver injury, pulmonary edema, and respiratory arrest. May cause gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea.
   Inhalation
May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion. May produce cardiac failure and pulmonary edema.
   Skin
May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes severe skin irritation and possible burns.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation and possible burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove 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. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed. Extensive irrigation is required (at least 30 minutes).

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