Naphthalene (C10H8)

Substance: Naphthalene.

Also known as: Bicyclo[4.4.0]deca-1,3,5,7,9-pentene Bicyclo[4.4.0]deca-2,4,6,8,10-pentene White tar Mothballs Naphthalin Moth flakes Camphor tar Tar camphor Naphthaline Antimite Albocarbon

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Wikipedia article about Naphthalene

Hazard information danger

Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Flammable solid
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Suspected of causing cancer
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • [Deleted by IV ATP]
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent