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Main Title Cyclic acid anhydrides : human health aspects /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kim, James H.
Publisher World Health Organization,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 399645402
ISBN 9789241530750; 9241530758
Subjects Anhydrides--Toxicology ; Industrial safety ; Poisons--Safety measures ; Anhydrides--toxicity ; Occupational Exposure--adverse effects ; Risk Assessment ; âAcidos carboxílicos--Toxicidad ; Produits chimiques organiques ; Acides ; Expérimentation ; Mammifères ; Effets sur la santé ; Effets sur l'environnement
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  RA1190.C66 no. 75 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 11/30/2009
ELBM  QD341.A2C93 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/20/2019
Collation iv, 60 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the World Health Organization, and produced within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals. Includes bibliographical references (pages 27-33).
Contents Notes
Cyclic acid anhydrides are widely used in the chemical industry in the manufacture of polyester and alkyd resins and plasticizers and as epoxy resin hardeners. Acid anhydrides are irritants and are especially potent sensitizing agents. This document deals with the following anhydrides of concern: phthalic anhydride, trimellitic anhydride, maleic anhydride, hexahydrophthalic anhydride, methyl hexahydrophthalic anhydride, methyl tetrahydrophthalic anhydride, tetrahydrophthalic anhydride, tetrachlorophthalic anhydride, pyromellitic dianhydride, himic anhydride, succinic anhydride, dodecenylsuccinic anhydride, chlorendic anhydride, and tetrabromophthalic anydride. Chemical safety cards for several cyclic acid anhydrides, produced by the International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) are reproduced in this document--Publisher's description. Executive summary -- Identity and physical/chemical properties -- Analytical methods -- Sources of human exposure -- Environmental transport, distribution, and transformation -- Human exposure -- Comparative kinetics and metabolism in laboratory animals and humans -- Effects of laboratory mammals and in vitro test systems -- Effects on humans -- Evaluation of health effects -- Previous evaluations by inter-organization programme for the sound management of chemicals (IOMC) bodies.