Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Camphor
Catalog Codes: SLC1696
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Camphor
CI#: Not available.
Chemical Formula: C10H16O
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Camphor 464-49-3 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Camphor : ORAL (LD50): Acute: 1310 mg/kg [Mouse].
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Very hazardous in case of ingestion. Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of
inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator).
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes,
keeping eyelids open. Cold water may be used. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin
with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin.
Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash contaminated
clothing before reusing.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
Inhalation: Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Seek medical attention.
Do not induce vomiting. Examine the lips and mouth to ascertain whether the tissues are damaged, a possible
indication that the toxic material was ingested; the absence of such signs, however, is not conclusive. Loosen
tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: Flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: 467°C (872.6°F)
Flash Points: CLOSED CUP: 65.6°C (150.1°F). OPEN CUP: 93°C (199.4°F).
Flammable Limits: LOWER: 0.6% UPPER: 3.5%
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Flammable in presence of open flames and sparks.
Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use water spray or fog. Cool containing vessels with water jet in order to prevent pressure
build-up, autoignition or explosion.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.
Stop leak if without risk. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray curtain to divert vapor drift. Prevent
entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Eliminate all ignition sources. Call for assistance
on disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the
MSDS and with local authorities.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not
ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable
respiratory equipment If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid
contact with skin and eyes
Flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room. Keep away from heat. Keep
away from sources of ignition. Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place. Ground all
equipment containing material. Keep container dry. Keep in a cool place.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used
to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
TWA: 2 CEIL: 3 (ppm)
TWA: 12 CEIL: 18 (mg/m3)Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid.
Odor: Not available.
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 152.24 g/mole
Color: Not available.
pH (1% soln/water): Not available.
Boiling Point: 207.2°C (405°F)
Melting Point: 180°C (356°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 0.992 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: 1.3 ppm
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, methanol, diethyl ether, acetone.
Easily soluble in methanol, diethyl ether, acetone.
Very slightly soluble in cold water.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Not available.
Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 1310 mg/kg [Mouse].
Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Very hazardous in case of ingestion.
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of inhalation.
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator).
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Passes through the placental barrier in human.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are more toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: CLASS 4.1: Flammable solid.
Identification: : Camphor : UN2717 PG: III
Special Provisions for Transport: Not available.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Camphor (D+)
Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
WHMIS (Canada): CLASS B-4: Flammable solid.
DSCL (EEC): R36/38- Irritating to eyes and skin.
Health Hazard: 0
Fire Hazard: 2
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate.
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/09/2005 04:33 PM
Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM