Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 15 OF 20
|Main Title||Letter from Velsicol Chemical Corporation to USEPA Submitting Information on Phosphours Oxychloride with Attachments.|
|CORP Author||Velsicol Chemical Corp., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||24 Feb 1978|
|Additional Subjects||Phosphorus ; Fumes ; Toxicity ; Eye irritation ; Employers ; Industrial accident ; Esters ; Plasticizers ; Gasoline ; US EPA ; Hydraulic fluids ; Organophosphorus compounds ; Catalysts ; Flame retardants ; Phosphorus oxychloride ; Velsicol Chemical Corporation|
Submission Description: Industrial accident report of incident involving release of phosphorus oxychloride fumes causing eye irritation in an employee. Submission Evaluation: The toxic effects of phosphorus oxychloride are well known. Current Production and Use: Over 30 million pounds of phosphorus oxychloride were produced in 1976. Reported uses are many and include: manufacture of phosphate eaters for plasticizers, gasoline additives, hydraulic fluids, and organophosphorus compounds; chlorinating agent and catalyst; dopant for semiconductor-grade silicon; tricresyl phosphate and flame retardants.