NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Phosdrin®

CAS
7786-34-7

C7H13PO6

RTECS
GQ5250000
Synonyms & Trade Names

2-Carbomethoxy-1-methylvinyl dimethyl phosphate, Mevinphos [Note: Commercial product is a mixture of the cis- & trans-isomers.]
DOT ID & Guide
2783 / 152

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 0.01 ppm (0.1 mg/m3) ST 0.03 ppm (0.3 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.1 mg/m3 [skin]
IDLH
4 ppm See: 7786347
Conversion
1 ppm = 9.17 mg/m3
Physical Description
Pale-yellow to orange liquid with a weak odor. [Note: Insecticide that may be absorbed on a dry carrier.]
MW: 224.2
BP: Decomposes
FRZ: 44°F (trans-) 70°F (cis-)
Sol: Miscible
VP: 0.003 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.25
Fl.P(oc): 347°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers [Note: Corrosive to cast iron, some stainless steels & brass.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
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 immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 0.1 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
Up to 0.25 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
Up to 0.5 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Up to 4 ppm:
(APF = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters./Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; miosis; rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); headache; chest tightness, wheezing, laryngeal spasm, salivation, cyanosis; anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea; paralysis; ataxia, convulsions; low blood pressure, cardiac irregularities
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, blood cholinesterase
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0924   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0185