Deodorant Blocks

Item Numbers: 86033, 86044


U.S. Department Of Labor

Occupational Safety And Health Administration


Required Under USDL Safety And Health Regulations

(29 CFP 1910.1200 "Hazards Communication Standard")


Section I

Manufactured For:  Gabriel First Corp.

Emergency Telephone:  1-800-424-9300

Address:  233 W Commercial Street  East Rochester, NY   14445

Chemical Name & Synonyms:  P-DICHLOROBENZENE

Trade Name & Synonyms: Para blocks & crystals,

Chemical Family: Aromatic Chlorohydrocarbon

Prepared On: 05/17/2005



                                                       HEALTH:                      FLAMMABILITY:                   REACTIVITY: 

                                                               2                                              2                                              0


Section II - Product & Component Data

Chemical Names                                                     CAS                         %                  PEL                     ACGIH                    STEL

Paradichlorobenzene                                            106-46-7                    99 %             75 PPM                  10  PPM                   110 PP


Section III - Physical Data

Boiling Point: 174C  {345.2F}

Specific Gravity (H2O=1):  1.245 - 1.250

Vapor Pressure:  0.6 mmHg

Percent, Volatile By Volume(%):

Vapor Density(Air=1):  5.1

Evaporation Rate:  (Butyl Acetate = 1) <1

Solubility In Water:  .008% by weight

Appearance And Odor:  crystalline solid, various colors and fragrances.

Melting Point:  127 degrees F


Section IV - Fire And Explosion Hazard Data

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters & others should wear breathing apparatus & turnout equipment exposed to combustion by-products.

Flash Point/Method Used:  125’F (TAG closed cup)

Flammable Limits: Not Established

LEL: 2.5       UEL: Not Established

Extinguishing Media:  Media, Water Spray, Carbon Dioxide, Dry Chemical

Unusual Fire And Explosion Hazards: None known.


Section V - Health Hazard Data

Routes of Entry: 

Inhalation: Yes     Skin: Yes     Eyes: No     Ingestion: Unlikely

Health hazards (acute & chronic): Exposure to concentrations above permissible limits cause depression of the central nervous system.

Effects Of Overexposure:

Eyes: May cause irritation

Skin: May cause irritation

Ingestion: Depression of central nervous system

Inhalation: Depression of central nervous system

Carcinogenicity: Inhalation studies have shown that paradichlorobenzene  in group C carcinogen category, possible human carcinogen.


Signs And Symptoms Of Exposure:

Eyes & Skin: Irritation and redness

Ingestion/Inhalation: headache, dizziness, nausea, felling of drunkenness and cardiac sensitization maybe experienced by some individuals when exposure exceeds permissible limits.

Medical Conditions Aggravated By Exposure:  None Known

Emergency First Aid Procedures:

Eyes:  Remove contact lenses, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes.

Skin:  wash effected area with soap & water.

Ingestion:  rinse mouth, DO NOT induce vomiting.  Give lots of water or milk. Contact a physician.

Inhalation:  remove to fresh air.



Section VI - Reactivity Data

Stability                 Conditions To Avoid:

STABLE                Keep away from open flame.

Incompatibility - Materials To Avoid:

None Known

Hazardous Decomposition Products:

Oxides of carbon, smoke, soot, hydrogen chloride phosgene when burned.

Hazardous Polymerization                        Conditions To Avoid



Section VII - Spill Or Leak Procedures

Steps To Be Taken In Case Material Is Released Or Spilled:

Scoop up and put in closed container. Allow residue to evaporate.

Waste Disposal Method: Dispose only in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Section VIII - Special Protection Information

Ventilation:  local exhaust - use in well ventilated areas.

Special: Not Applicable, Mechanical: Not Applicable, Other: Not Applicable

Protective Gloves: Not needed when used as directed.

Eye Protection:  Do not touch eyes with para contaminated hands

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: NONE

Work/Hygienic Practices: Wash with soap and water after coming in contact with product.


Section IX - Special Precautions

Precautions To Be Taken In Handling And Storing:

Store in tightly sealed container, away from heat and flame.  Avoid exposure to concentrations in excess of recommended limits.

Other Precautions:

Do not wear contact lenses when handling Paradichlorobenzene.  Always practice good housekeeping & hygienic measures. Clean up spills immediately.


Section X - Ecological Information

Not Established


Section XI - Transport Information

DOT Classifications: Non Hazardous      


Section XII - Regulatory Information

None Required


Paradichlorobenzene is subject to the reporting requirement of Section 313 of the emergency planning and community right to know act of 1986 and CFR: (Sara, Title III).

This compound appears on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals (Code C) and is listed as a toxic chemical by the state of Florida.



This information is given in good faith, but no warranty expressed or implied is made.  Our company believes that it is accurate to the best of its knowledge and relates only to the specific material designated herein.