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D-CAMPHOR

4.1 - Flammable solid
Chemical Identifiers | Hazards | Response Recommendations | Physical Properties | Regulatory Information | Alternate Chemical Names

Chemical Identifiers

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CAS Number UN/NA Number DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
  • 464-49-3
  • Flammable Solid
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NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
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NFPA 704
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General Description
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Colorless or white crystals. Sublimes. Flash point 149°F. Burns readily with a bright, smoky flame. Penetrating aromatic odor. Pungent, aromatic taste followed by a sensation of cold. (NTP, 1992)

Hazards

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Reactivity Alerts
Air & Water Reactions
Flammable. Insoluble in water.
Fire Hazard
This chemical is combustible. (NTP, 1992)
Health Hazard
SYMPTOMS: Symptoms of exposure to this compound include irritation of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. High concentrations may cause extreme destruction of tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin. Other symptoms of exposure include nausea, vomiting and epileptiform convulsions. It may cause colic, disturbed vision, delirium and death due to respiratory failure. It may also cause diarrhea, excitement and irrational behavior. Exposure may lead to headache, dizziness, feeling of warmth, muscle twitching, difficulty breathing, anuria, central nervous system depression and coma. Exposure may also lead to convulsions, burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, vertigo and mental confusion. Ingestion of this compound may cause burning in the mouth and throat, epigastric pain, thirst, feeling of tension, rigidity, rapid pulse, slow respiration, twitching of the facial muscles, muscular spasms and unconsciousness. Flickering, darkening or veiling of the vision may occur, with noises in the ears and weakness. Several cases of superficial keratitis with temporary loss of corneal epithelium have been reported.

ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: This compound is harmful by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. It is a severe irritant and high concentrations are extremely destructive to tissues of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid and irritating fumes. (NTP, 1992)
Reactivity Profile
D-CAMPHOR is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents and chlorinated solvents. (NTP, 1992)
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

Response Recommendations

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Isolation and Evacuation
Excerpt from ERG Guide 133 [Flammable Solids]:

As an immediate precautionary measure, isolate spill or leak area for at least 25 meters (75 feet) in all directions.

LARGE SPILL: Consider initial downwind evacuation for at least 100 meters (330 feet).

FIRE: If tank, rail car or tank truck is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions. (ERG, 2016)
Firefighting
Fires involving this material can be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher. (NTP, 1992)
Non-Fire Response
SMALL SPILLS AND LEAKAGE: Should a spill occur while you are handling this chemical, FIRST REMOVE ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION, then you should dampen the solid spill material with 60-70% ethanol and transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with 60-70% ethanol to pick up any remaining material. Seal the absorbent paper, and any of your clothes, which may be contaminated, in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent wash all contaminated surfaces with 60-70% ethanol followed by washing with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.

STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: You should protect this chemical from exposure to light. Keep the container tightly closed under an inert atmosphere, and store under refrigerated temperatures. (NTP, 1992)
Protective Clothing
MINIMUM PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: If Tyvek-type disposable protective clothing is not worn during handling of this chemical, wear disposable Tyvek-type sleeves taped to your gloves.

RECOMMENDED RESPIRATOR: Where the neat test chemical is weighed and diluted, 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. Splash proof safety goggles should be worn while handling this chemical. Alternatively, a full face respirator, equipped as above, may be used to provide simultaneous eye and respiratory protection. (NTP, 1992)
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First Aid
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.

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. IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital for treatment after washing the affected areas.

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; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.

INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Corrosive chemicals will destroy the membranes of the mouth, throat, and esophagus and, in addition, have a high risk of being aspirated into the victim's lungs during vomiting which increases the medical problems. 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. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Transport the victim IMMEDIATELY to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)

Physical Properties

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Chemical Formula:
  • C10H16O
Flash Point: 148 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): 0.6 % (NTP, 1992)
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): 3.5 % (NTP, 1992)
Autoignition Temperature: 871 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Melting Point: 353.8 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg at 106.7 ° F ; 5 mm Hg at 155.5° F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): 5.24 (NTP, 1992)
Specific Gravity: 0.992 at 77 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Boiling Point: 399 ° F at 760 mm Hg (NTP, 1992)
Molecular Weight: 152.24 (NTP, 1992)
Water Solubility: less than 1 mg/mL at 59° F (NTP, 1992)
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

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ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

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PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

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Regulatory Information

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EPA Consolidated List of Lists

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DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

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OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

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Alternate Chemical Names

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