NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Chlorinated camphene

CAS 8001-35-2


RTECS XW5250000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Chlorocamphene, Octachlorocamphene, Polychlorocamphene, Toxaphene
DOT ID & Guide
2761 151


NIOSH REL: Ca [skin] See Appendix A
OSHA PEL†: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 [skin]
IDLH Ca [200 mg/m3] See: 8001352 Conversion
Physical Description
Amber, waxy solid with a mild, piney, chlorine- and camphor-like odor. [insecticide]
MW: 413.8
BP: Decomposes
MLT: 149-194°F
Sol: 0.0003%
VP(77°F): 0.4 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.65
Fl.P: NA

Noncombustible Solid, but may be dissolved in flammable liquids.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers [Note: Slightly corrosive to metals under moist conditions.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5039
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation (See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(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
(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
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Nausea, confusion, agitation, tremor, convulsions, unconsciousness; dry, red skin; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs central nervous system, skin

Cancer Site [in animals: liver cancer]
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0843