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PROPANILICSC: 0552
April 2014
CAS #: 709-98-83',4'-Dichloropropionanilide
Propanamide, N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-
UN #: 3077
EINECS #: 211-914-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.  NO open flames.    Use dry powder, dry sand, foam, carbon dioxide, water spray.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Headache. Dizziness.  Avoid inhalation of dust and mist. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. See Notes. 
Skin   Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Burning sensation. Confusion. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . See Notes. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & 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 sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

excl mark;warnenviro;aqua
WARNING
Harmful if swallowed
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store only in original container. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
PROPANIL ICSC: 0552
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxides. 

Formula: C9H9Cl2NO / C6H3Cl2NHCOCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 218.1
Boiling point: 351°C
Melting point: 92-93°C
Density (at 25°C): 1.4 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/l at 20°C: 0.13 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 60°C: 0.012
Flash point: >100°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.12  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and blood. See Notes. This may result in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use. 

NOTES
Technical grade propanil is a brown crystalline solid.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
If the substance is formulated with solvents also consult the ICSCs of these materials.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Isolate contaminated clothing by sealing in a bag or other container. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 22-50; S: (2)-22-61 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Propanil (PIM 440)