|CAS #: 71-55-6||Methyl chloroform
| UN #: 2831
| EINECS #: 200-756-3
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible under specific conditions. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. See Notes.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea. Incoordination. Unconsciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Dry skin. Redness.||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Do NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
WARNINGCauses mild skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
May cause drowsiness and dizziness
May cause damage to cardiovascular system if inhaled
Harmful to aquatic life
|Separated from food and feedstuffs, strong oxidants, aluminium, magnesium and zinc. Cool. Dry. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2H3Cl3 / CCl3CH3
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 350 ppm as TWA; 450 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: 1100 mg/m3, 200 ppm; peak limitation category: II(1); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C.
EU-OEL: 555 mg/m3, 100 ppm as TWA; 1110 mg/m3, 200 ppm as STEL
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
|Combustible vapour/air mixtures difficult to ignite, may be developed under certain conditions.
The substance burns only in excess oxygen or if a strong source of ignition is present.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance; consult an expert.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Symbol: Xn, N; Note: F; R: 20-59; S: (2)-24/25-59-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations 1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE (JECFA Evaluation) 1,1,1-trichloroethane (UKPID)