Hexachlorophene

  • 2,2’-Methylenebis(3,4,6-trichlorophenol)
  • HCP
Formula
C13H6Cl6O2
Structure
Description
A white free-flowing odorless powder.
Uses
Antibacterial agent for soaps (eg, deodorant soaps), surgical scrubs, nurseries, hospital equipment, & cosmetics, fungicide (eg, for vegetables-eg, tomatoes & peppers), ornamentals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
70-30-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-733-8
EC Index Number
604-015-00-9
EC Class
Toxic; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
SM0700000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Drug; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
2875
Merck
12,4716
Beilstein/Gmelin
2064407
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-06659
RCRA
U132
EPA OPP
600027
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1680
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C13H6Cl6O2
Formula mass
406.91
Melting point, °C
164-165
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
4.95 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.91

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizers.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.) Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Combustion products
Contain toxic and irritating chloride fumes.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Lethargy frequently occurs as an early manifestation of toxicity. Muscular fasciculations, irritability, weakness, intracranial hypertension, and respiratory arrest may develop, leading in some cases to death.
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and diarrhea frequently occur as early signs of toxicity. Abdominal pain may occur.
   Inhalation
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
An erythematous desquamative or allergic contact dermatitis rash may occur.
   Eyes
Blindness has occurred following repeated ingestions.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. MMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.
UN number
2875
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
HCP
 
Std. Transport #
4925197