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Hydrocarbons, Polyaromatic: Physical & Chemical Hazards

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Chemical Name
CAS-Number

Physical

Chemical

UN Class or Division /  Subsidiary Risks

ANTHRACENE
120-12-7

Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air

The substance decomposes on heating, on contact with sunlight, under influence of strong oxidants producing acrid, toxic fumes, causing fire and explosion hazards

3

BENZO(b)FLUORANTHENE
205-99-2

Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed

BENZO(ghi)FLUORANTHENE
203-12-3

Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed

BENZO(k)FLUORANTHENE
207-08-9

Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed • Reacts with strong oxidants

BENZO(ghi)PERYLENE
191-24-2

Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed • Reacts with NO and NO2 to form nitro derivatives

DIBENZO(a,h)ANTHRACENE
53-70-3

Reacts with strong oxidants

4.1

For UN Class: 1.5 = very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard; 2.1 = flammable gas; 2.3 = toxic gas; 3 = flammable liquid; 4.1 = flammable solid; 4.2 = substance liable to spontaneous combustion; 4.3 = substance which in contact with water emits flammable gases; 5.1 = oxidizing substance; 6.1 = toxic; 7 = radioactive; 8 = corrosive substance

 

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Contents

Preface
Part I. The Body
Part II. Health Care
Part III. Management & Policy
Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Part V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
Part VI. General Hazards
Part VII. The Environment
Part VIII. Accidents and Safety Management
Part IX. Chemicals
Part X. Industries Based on Biological Resources
Part XI. Industries Based on Natural Resources
Part XII. Chemical Industries
Part XIII. Manufacturing Industries
Part XIV. Textile and Apparel Industries
Part XV. Transport Industries
Part XVI. Construction
Part XVII. Services and Trade
Part XVIII. Guides