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DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER
ICSC: 0435
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.2003 Validated
Bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) ether
2,2'-Oxybis(1-chloropropane)
Dichlorodiisopropyl ether 
CAS #: 108-60-1 RTECS #: KN1750000
UN #: 2490
EINECS #: 203-598-3
    Formula: C6H12Cl2O / (ClCH2C(CH3)H)2O
Molecular mass: 171.1

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, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 85°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
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
PACKAGING & 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.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-II.
NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0. 
Cool. Keep in the dark. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. 

IMPORTANT DATA
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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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
See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
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  
 

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
 

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