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m-CHLOROPHENOL
ICSC: 0150
Peer-Review Status: 20.10.1999 Validated
3-Chlorophenol
3-Chloro-1-hydroxybenzene
3-Hydroxychlorobenzene 
CAS #: 108-43-0 RTECS #: SK2450000
UN #: 2020
EC #: 604-008-00-0
EINECS #: 203-582-6
    Formula: C6H5ClO / C6H4ClOH
Molecular mass: 128.6

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, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  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.  Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 20/21/22-51/53; S: (2)-28-61; Note: C 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S2020 or 61GT2-III.  Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes of hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163) and chlorine (see ICSC 0126). Reacts with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 214°C
Melting point: 33°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.245
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 2.6
Vapour pressure, Pa at 44.2°C: 133
Flash point: >112°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47/2.52  
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to fish. 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Also consult ICSC 0849 o-Chlorophenol and 0850 p-Chlorophenol.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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