Phthalic anhydride (C6H4(CO)2O)

Substance: Phthalic anhydride.

Also known as: 2-benzofuran-1,3-dione Isobenzofuran-1,3-dione

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
  • May cause respiratory irritation

Precautionary statements

  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/… [As modified by IV ATP]

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