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DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHERICSC: 0435
Bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) ether
2,2'-Oxybis(1-chloropropane)
Dichlorodiisopropyl ether
November 2003
CAS #: 108-60-1
UN #: 2490
EC Number: 203-598-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 85°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, foam, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  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. Wash hands before eating.  Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable plastic containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Cool. Keep in the dark. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. 
PACKAGING
 
DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0435
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-BROWN OILY LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance can form explosive peroxides on standing in contact with air. Reacts with halogens, strong acids and strong oxidants. Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes. 

Formula: C6H12Cl2O / (ClCH2C(CH3)H)2O
Molecular mass: 171.1
Boiling point: 187°C
Melting point: -97 - -102°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.2 (poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 75
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6
Flash point: 85°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.14/2.58  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
See Notes. 

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 long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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