POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB)
|CAS Number||UN/NA Number||DOT Hazard Label||USCG CHRIS Code|
|NIOSH Pocket Guide||International Chem Safety Card|
|Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)|
|Health||2||Can cause temporary incapacitation or residual injury.|
|Flammability||1||Must be preheated before ignition can occur.|
|Instability||0||Normally stable, even under fire conditions.|
No information available.
IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE: Isolate spill or leak area in all directions for at least 50 meters (150 feet) for liquids and at least 25 meters (75 feet) for solids.
SPILL: Increase the immediate precautionary measure distance, in the downwind direction, as necessary.
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, 2020)
SMALL FIRE: Dry chemical, CO2, water spray or regular foam.
LARGE FIRE: Water spray, fog or regular foam. Do not scatter spilled material with high-pressure water streams. If it can be done safely, move undamaged containers away from the area around the fire. Dike runoff from fire control for later disposal.
FIRE INVOLVING TANKS: Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank. ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in fire. (ERG, 2020)
Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Prevent dust cloud. For Asbestos, avoid inhalation of dust. Cover spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading. Do not clean up or dispose of, except under supervision of a specialist.
SMALL DRY SPILL: With clean shovel, place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
SMALL SPILL: Pick up with sand or other non-combustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal.
LARGE SPILL: Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal. Cover powder spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas. (ERG, 2020)
Skin: PREVENT SKIN CONTACT - Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
Eyes: PREVENT EYE CONTACT - Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.
Wash skin: WHEN CONTAMINATED - The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.
Remove: WHEN WET OR CONTAMINATED - Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced.
Change: DAILY - Workers whose clothing may have become contaminated should change into uncontaminated clothing before leaving the work premises.
• EYEWASH - Eyewash fountains should be provided in areas where there is any possibility that workers could be exposed to the substances; this is irrespective of the recommendation involving the wearing of eye protection.
• QUICK DRENCH - Facilities for quickly drenching the body should be provided within the immediate work area for emergency use where there is a possibility of exposure. [Note: It is intended that these facilities provide a sufficient quantity or flow of water to quickly remove the substance from any body areas likely to be exposed. The actual determination of what constitutes an adequate quick drench facility depends on the specific circumstances. In certain instances, a deluge shower should be readily available, whereas in others, the availability of water from a sink or hose could be considered adequate.] (NIOSH, 2023)
|QS = Tychem 2000 SFR|
|QC = Tychem 2000|
|SL = Tychem 4000|
|C3 = Tychem 5000|
|TF = Tychem 6000|
|TP = Tychem 6000 FR|
|RC = Tychem RESPONDER® CSM|
|TK = Tychem 10000|
|RF = Tychem 10000 FR|
|PCB 1254 (50% in Mineral Oil)||11097-69-1||Liquid||>480||>480|
|PCB 1254 (90%)||11097-69-1||Liquid||>480|
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Eye: IRRIGATE IMMEDIATELY - If this chemical contacts the eyes, immediately wash (irrigate) the eyes with large amounts of water, occasionally lifting the lower and upper lids. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin: SOAP WASH IMMEDIATELY - If this chemical contacts the skin, immediately wash the contaminated skin with soap and water. If this chemical penetrates the clothing, immediately remove the clothing, wash the skin with soap and water, and get medical attention promptly.
Breathing: RESPIRATORY SUPPORT - If a person breathes large amounts of this chemical, move the exposed person to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped, perform artificial respiration. Keep the affected person warm and at rest. Get medical attention as soon as possible.
Swallow: MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY - If this chemical has been swallowed, get medical attention immediately. (NIOSH, 2023)
Note: For Vapor Density and Specific Gravity, comparing the value to 1.0 can tell you if the chemical will likely sink/rise in air or sink/float in fresh water (respectively). Short phrases have been added to those values below as an aid. However, make sure to also consider the circumstances of a release. The Vapor Density comparisons are only valid when the gas escaping is at the same temperature as the surrounding air itself. If the chemical is escaping from a container where it was pressurized or refrigerated, it may first escape and behave as a heavy gas and sink in the air (even if it has a Vapor Density value less than 1). Also, the Specific Gravity comparisons are for fresh water (density 1.0 g/mL). If your spill is in salt water (density about 1.027 g/mL), you need to adjust the point of comparison. There are some chemicals that will sink in fresh water and float in salt water.
AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)No AEGL information available.
ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)No ERPG information available.
PACs (Protective Action Criteria)
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1260); (Chlorodiphenyl (60% Cl)) (11096-82-5)||0.41 mg/m3||4.5 mg/m3||260 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1254); (Chlorodiphenyl (54% Cl)) (11097-69-1)||1.5 mg/m3||68 mg/m3||200 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1221); (Chlorodiphenyl (21% Cl)) (11104-28-2)||12 mg/m3||130 mg/m3||790 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1232); (Chlorodiphenyl (32% Cl)) (11141-16-5)||13 mg/m3||150 mg/m3||890 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1248); (Chlorodiphenyl (48% Cl)) (12672-29-6)||6.6 mg/m3||72 mg/m3||2200 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1016); (Chlorodiphenyl (41% Cl)) (12674-11-2)||5.6 mg/m3||62 mg/m3||460 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl; (Aroclor; PCBs) (1336-36-3)||13 mg/m3||140 mg/m3||840 mg/m3|
|Polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1242); (Chlorodiphenyl (42% Cl)) (53469-21-9)||3 mg/m3||140 mg/m3||840 mg/m3|
EPA Consolidated List of Lists
|Regulatory Name||CAS Number/
313 Category Code
|CERCLA RQ||EPCRA 313
|Aroclor 1016||12674-11-2||1 pound|
|Aroclor 1221||11104-28-2||1 pound|
|Aroclor 1232||11141-16-5||1 pound|
|Aroclor 1242||53469-21-9||1 pound|
|Aroclor 1248||12672-29-6||1 pound|
|Aroclor 1254||11097-69-1||1 pound|
|Aroclor 1260||11096-82-5||1 pound|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls||1336-36-3||1 pound||313|
- "X" indicates that this is a second name for an EPCRA section 313 chemical already included on this consolidated list. May also indicate that the same chemical with the same CAS number appears on another list with a different chemical name.
(EPA List of Lists, 2022)
CISA Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)No regulatory information available.
OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard ListNo regulatory information available.
Alternate Chemical Names
- A 1248
- AROCLOR 1016
- AROCLOR 1221
- AROCLOR 1232
- AROCLOR 1242
- AROCLOR 1248
- AROCLOR 1254
- AROCLOR 1260
- AROCLOR® 1254
- CHLORINATED BIPHENYL
- CHLORODIPHENYL (54% CHLORINE)
- HALOGENATED WAXES
- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL
- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB)