Features and Specifications
Trade name: Esrel
Common Name: Ethephon
Chemical Name: (2-chloroethyl)phosphonic acid
Chemical Class: Ethylene generator
Mol. wt: 144.5
Danger! Corrosive - causes irreversible eye damage. Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin.
Eye: Corrosive. Causes corneal opacity, irreversible eye damage. Vapors and
mists can cause irritation, redness, tearing.
Skin: May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause redness, swelling
on prolonged contact.
Ingestion: Harmful if ingested. May cause irritation, abdominal pain, chest
pain, burns to mouth and esophagus.
Inhalation:Harmful if inhaled. Mists may cause respiratory tract irritation,
coughing, a burning sensation.
Eye Hold eyelids open and flush with a steady, gentle stream of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention, preferable with an phthalmologist. If the physician is not immediately available, eye irrigation should be continued for an additional 15 minutes Skin In case of contact, wash with plenty of soap and water. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or persists. Ingestion If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-3 glasses of water. Do not induce vomiting. Material may enter lungs and cause severe damage. Inhalation Remove victim from immediate source of exposure and assure that the victim is breathing. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen, if available. If victim is not breathing, administer CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). Seek medical attention.