Furan-maleic anhydride adduct

  • 3,6-Epoxy-1,2,3,6-tetrahydrophthalic anhydride
  • 7-Oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride
  • 1,4-Epoxycyclohex-5-ene-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride
  • 4,7-Epoxyisobenzofuran-1,3-dione, 3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-
Formula
C8H6O4
Structure
Description
White - white crystals solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
5426-09-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
226-570-2
Beilstein/Gmelin
162153
Beilstein Reference
5-19-05-00069
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H6O4
Formula mass
166.13
Melting point, °C
122 - 123
Solubility in water
Very soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
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. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
May decompose on exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents - strong acids - strong bases.
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. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause digestive tract disturbances. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Causes irritation of mucous membrane.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   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. Wash mouth out with 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. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.