NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Pentachloroethane CAS 76-01-7
CHCl2CCl3 RTECS KI6300000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Ethane pentachloride, Pentalin
DOT ID & Guide
1669 151
NIOSH REL: Handle with care in the workplace. See Appendix C (Chloroethanes)
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH N.D. Conversion
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a sweetish, chloroform-like odor.
MW: 202.3
BP: 322°F
FRZ: -20°F
Sol: 0.05%
VP: 3 mmHg
IP: 11.28 eV

Sp.Gr: 1.68
Fl.P: ?
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Combustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
(Sodium-potassium alloy + bromoform), alkalis, metals, water [Note: Hydrolysis produces dichloroacetic acid. Reaction with alkalis & metals produces spontaneously explosive chloroacetylenes.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 2517
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
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; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), restlessness, irregular respiration, muscle incoordination; liver, kidney, lung changes
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys