- Carbon hexachloride
Rhombic crystals from alcohol and ether. Camphor-like odor.
Hexachloroethane is contained in pyrotechnics. It inhibits the explosiveness of methane and the combustion of ammonium perchlorate. Smoke containing hexachloroethane is used to extinguish fires.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 45 51/53
S 53 60 61
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.9 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold 1x10-2 mg/L in water
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
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.
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.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Metals, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, alkalies.
Phosgene, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, chloride fumes.
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 appropriate foam.
Irritating hydrogen chloride vapor may form in fire.
OSHA PEL: TWA 1 ppm (10 mg/m3) skin NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 1 ppm (10 mg/m3) skin See Appendix A See Appendix C (Chloroethanes) NIOSH IDLH: Potential occupational carcinogen 300 ppm
G-A3, I-2B, N-2, CP65
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals. May cause liver and kidney damage.
May cause central nervous system depression, kidney damage, and liver damage. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Causes irritation of mucous membrane. Causes upper respiratory tract irritation.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes eye irritation. May result in corneal injury.
Do NOT induce vomiting. 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.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
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