Phenanthridine

  • 9-Azaphenanthrene
  • Benzo[c]quinoline
  • 3,4-Benzoquinoline
  • 3,4-Benzoisoquinoline
Formula
C13H9N
Structure
Description
Crystalline needles.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
229-87-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-934-4
RTECS
SF7928000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
120204
Beilstein Reference
5-20-08-00223

Properties.
Formula
C13H9N
Formula mass
179.22
Melting point, °C
105-107
Boiling point, °C
349
Vapor pressure, mmHg
9E-5 (25 C)
Density
1.1 g/cm3 (130 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
9.48 (pKb)
Heat of vaporization
57.2 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-6543 kJ/mol

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
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter.
Small spills/leaks
STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: You should store this material in a refrigerator.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with isocyanates, halogenated organics, peroxides, phenols (acidic), epoxides, anhydrides, and acid halides.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
156
Fire fighting
Fires involving this compound should be controlled by using a dry chemical carbon dioxide, and/or Halon extinguishers.
Hazards
Flash point data are not available for this chemical, but is probably combustible.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. 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. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. 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.