|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Extremely flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.||Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out. In other cases extinguish with powder, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||Gas/air mixtures are explosive.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Use non-sparking handtools.||In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID ALL CONTACT!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.||Protective gloves. Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.||ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes.|
|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||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources.||
Symbol: F+, T; R: 45-12; S: 53-45; Note: D
UN Hazard Class: 2.1
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1086.
NFPA Code: H2; F4; R2.
|Fireproof. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Cool. Store only if stabilized.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: -13°C
Melting point: -154°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9 (liquid)
Density (vapour at 15°C): 8 g/l
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.2
Flash point: -78°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 472°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.6-33
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.6
|This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to ground water contamination.|
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
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.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Vinyl Chloride (EHC 215, 1999) Vinyl Chloride (HSG 109, 1999) Vinyl chloride (WHO Food Additives Series 19) VINYL CHLORIDE (JECFA Evaluation) Vinyl chloride (PIM 558) Vinyl chloride (SIDS) Vinyl Chloride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987) Vinyl Chloride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 7, 1974)