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By: Alex J. Prottengeier

Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl Chloride is a common compound, and it can be found in many different things in everyday life. Some things about it, though, might be surprising for this seemingly harmless compound...

Starting Facts:

Here are some of the facts about Polyvinyl Chloride:


Written Name: Polyvinyl Chloride


Formula: CH2CHCl


CAS Number: 9002-86-2


Alternative Names: PVC; Vinyl


Chemical Equation: CH2 + CHCl → CH2CHCl

HAZARDS!!!

Ingestion Hazards

If you happen to ingest PVC, then you might experience soreness of the throat or mouth. To get rid of this symptom, you will need to contact a physician to help you.

Inhalation Hazards

if you happen to inhale PVC, then you might experience irritation to the lungs and mucus membranes. To get rid of these symptoms, you will need to move where the air is clean and not contaminated with the PVC. If there is no clean air, then you will have to find a source of Oxygen to help you breathe. You might also want to contact a physician as well.

Skin Contact Hazards

If you happen to expose your skin to PVC, then you might experience reddening, scaling, or itching of the exposed skin. To get rid of these symptoms, you will need to rinse the skin thoroughly with water. You may also want to wash any clothing that is tainted with the PVC, and consider calling a physician.

Eye Contact Hazards

If you happen to expose your eyes to PVC, then you might experience redness and watering of the eyes. To get rid of these symptoms, you will need to rinse your eyes thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes. You might want to consider calling a physician as well.

Uses

Chemical and Physical Properties

List of some properties of PVC:

- Powder-like Substance

- Whitish Color

- Odorless

- Melts/Freezes above 250*C

- Insoluble in Water

- Reacts with many substances

- Density that ranges from 1,32 to 1.42 grams

- Good insulator of electricity

- Does not break down or corrode easily

Procedures

Handling/Storing PVC

Avoid inhaling any dust from the substance. Avoid getting substance in your eyes or on your skin. Rinse thoroughly after handling the substance. Store in a dry place away from sunlight, heat and materials that may cause it to react. Seal containers immediately after usage. Store away from foods and drinks.

Spilling/Releasing PVC

Use recommended protective clothing and equipment. Clean the substance in a way that does not create dust in the air. Spill area can be washed with water. Collect water for disposal. Keep from entering clean water.

Fighting a Chemical Fire

Wear breathing equipment and protective clothing to prevent exposure to the skin or eyes. Do not point a solid stream of water into the burning material; this may increase the spread of the fire.

Citations:

Information

"Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)." Polyinyl_chloride_PVC. Lenntech B.V, 1998 - 2014. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. <http://www.lenntech.com/polyvinyl-chloride-pvc.htm>.


"Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic." UL IDES. UL LLC, 1986 - 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://plastics.ides.com/generics/46/polyvinyl-chloride-pvc>.


Dugan, Mark. "Section I. Chemical Product and Company Identification." Polyvinyl Chloride MSDS. Hummel Croton Inc., 24 Apr. 2007. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.hummelcroton.com/msds/msdsp/pvc_p.html>.

Pictures

Polyvinyl Chloride Bond. Digital image. Http://0.tqn.com. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://0.tqn.com/d/chemistry/1/0/Y/o/Vinyl-chloride-2D.jpg>.


Polyvinyl Chloride. Digital image. Http://upload.wikimedia.org. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Polyvinylchloride-repeat-2D-flat.png>.


PVC Automobile parts. Digital image. Http://www.plasticisers.org. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.plasticisers.org/uploads/Applications/auto2.jpg>.


PVC Cables. Digital image. Http://i00.i.aliimg.com. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/659/017/001/1145325450359.jpg>.


PVC Tubing. Digital image. Http://www.dynalabcorp.com. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.dynalabcorp.com/images/610855.jpg>.


PVC Shoes. Digital image. Http://www.pvclplastics.com. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.pvclplastics.com/images/pvcfc/pvcmgct004.jpg>.


PVC Insulation. Digital image. Http://www.lhpltd.co.uk. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.lhpltd.co.uk/resources/10-foam-pipe-insulation.jpg>.


PVC Hose. Digital image. Http://www.rutlandplastics.co.uk. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.rutlandplastics.co.uk/images/pvc%20hose.jpg>.


Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate. Digital image. Http://upload.wikimedia.org. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Bis(2-ethylhexyl)_phthalate.svg/669px-Bis(2-ethylhexyl)_phthalate.svg.png>.


Vinyl Chloride Monomer. Digital image. Http://www.tangram.co.uk. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.tangram.co.uk/images/TI-Plastics-Pinking1.jpg>.