- Seekay wax
- Nibran wax
Colorless to pale yellow solid. Aromatic odor.
Employed in lubricants and as insulation for electrical wire.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
Vapor density (air=1)
1.58 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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.
Persons should be provided with and required to use impervious clothing, gloves, faceshields (eight inch minimum) and other appropriate clothing to prevent skin contact with liquid or molten trichloronaphthalene or its fumes. Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of skin contact with molten material or solutions. Wear eye protection and wash promptly when skin is contaminated. Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and eye protection to prevent contact.
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concn or idlh conditions: respirator class(es): any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode. Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained breathing apparatus operated in pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Contact with strong oxidizing agents may cause fires and explosions.
Extinguishant: Foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical. Also wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (scba) with a full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
Toxic gases and vapors (such as hydrogen chloride, phosgene, and carbon monoxide) may be released in a fire involving trichloronaphthalene.
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3 [skin] OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3 [skin]
Peripheral neuropathy, with sensory impairment and lower extremity weakness, central neuropathy, mental status changes, headache and dizziness occur after exposure. Mild exposure may result in asymptomatic EMG alterations. Dioxins have not been proven to produce adverse reproductive effects in humans. However, low birthweights, ectodermal dysplasia, and growth and neurological deficits have been associated with dioxin exposure. Data on spontaneous abortions, decreased sperm quality and feminizing alterations of sex hormones have been mixed. TCDD accumulates in breast milk, and neurolgical deficits and increases in T4 and TSH have been associated with lactational exposure. TCDD is considered an animal teratogen.
Right-upper-quadrant pain, anorexia, nausea and vomiting may be early symptoms. Pancreatitis occurred in one case of industrial exposure.
Dyspnea may be noted.
The initial dermal reaction is extensive inflammation of exposed areas with photosensitivity, followed by development of chloracne.
Inflammation of the eye, irritation and burning may be noted.
Administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
Move victim to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, pneumonitis or bronchits. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical assistance if irritation or pain persists. Personnel involved in washing patients should wear gloves and avoid contact with contaminated clothing.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, tearing, or sensitivity to light persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
USCG CHRIS Code
36 Halogenated hydrocarbons