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4-CHLORO-m-CRESOL
ICSC: 0131
Peer-Review Status: 10.06.1997 Validated
p-Chloro-m-cresol
2-Chloro-5-hydroxytoluene
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol 
CAS #: 59-50-7 RTECS #: GO7100000
UN #: 2669
EC #: 604-014-00-3
EINECS #: 200-431-6
    Formula: C7H7ClO / C6H3OHCH3Cl
Molecular mass: 142.58

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. See Ingestion.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  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 Headache. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 21/22-41-43-50; S: (2)-26-36/37/39-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE OR SLIGHTLY PINK HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK (2b (not established but data is available)): Skin absorption (H); Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2005). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 235°C
Melting point: 66°C
Density: 1.4 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.38
Flash point: 118°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 590°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.1  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. 

NOTES
Aptal, Baktolan, Parmetol, Raschit are trade names.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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