NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Indene CAS 95-13-6
C9H8 RTECS NK8225000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Indonaphthene
DOT ID & Guide
Exposure
Limits
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 ppm (45 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH N.D. Conversion 1 ppm = 4.75 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid. [Note: A solid below 29°F.]
MW: 116.2
BP: 359°F
FRZ: 29°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: ?
IP: 8.81 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.997
Fl.P: 173°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140F and below 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported [Note: Polymerizes & oxidizes on standing. It has exploded during nitration with (H2SO4 + HNO3).]
Measurement Methods
None available
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations To be added later
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms In animals: irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; dermatitis, skin sensitization; chemical pneumonitis (aspiration liquid); liver, kidney, spleen injury
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys, spleen
See also: INTRODUCTION