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Poly(styrene)(9003-53-6)

Poly(styrene)(9003-53-6)
Product IdentificationBack to Contents
【Product Name】

Poly(styrene)
【Synonyms】

Benzene, ethenyl-, homopolymer
Esbrite
Styron
Toporex
Vestyron
【CAS】

9003-53-6
【Formula】

(C8H8)n
【EINECS】

500-008-9
【RTECS】

WL6475000
【RTECS Class】

Tumorigen
【Beilstein/Gmelin】

NA
Physical and Chemical PropertiesBack to Contents
【Appearance】

Clear pellets
【Solubility in water】

Insoluble
【Density】

1.04-1.111 g/cm3 (20 C)
【Usage】

Common commercial polymer.
First Aid MeasuresBack to Contents
【Ingestion】

If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
【Inhalation】

Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
【Skin】

Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
【Eyes】

Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Handling and StorageBack to Contents
【Storage】

Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
【Handling】

Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Hazards IdentificationBack to Contents
【Inhalation】

May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
【Skin】

May cause skin irritation.
【Eyes】

May cause eye irritation.
【Ingestion】

May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
【Hazards】

May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames. Some may burn rapidly with flare burning effect. Powders, dusts, shavings, borings, turnings or cuttings may explode or burn with explosive violence. Substance may be transported in a molten form. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Exposure Controls/Personal ProtectionBack to Contents
【Personal Protection】

Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
【Respirators】

A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
【Exposure Effects】

Laboratory experiments have resulted in mutagenic effects. Experimental carcinogen.
【Poison Class】

-
Fire Fighting MeasuresBack to Contents
【Autoignition】

426
【Fire Fighting】

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
【Fire Potential】

Flammable/combustible material.
Accidental Release MeasuresBack to Contents
【Small spills/leaks】

Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Cover with dry earth, dry sand, or other non-combustible material followed with plastic sheet to minimize spreading and contact with water.
Stability and ReactivityBack to Contents
【Stability】

Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
【Incompatibilities】

Strong oxidizing agents.
【Decomposition】

Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
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