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2-CHLOROPROPIONIC ACIDICSC: 0644
Propanoic acid, 2-chloro-
2-Chloropropanoic acid
alpha-Chloropropionic acid
April 2006
CAS #: 598-78-7
UN #: 2511
EC Number: 209-952-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear face shield 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 Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. 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

correxcl mark;warn
DANGER
Harmful if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong bases, strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
2-CHLOROPROPIONIC ACID ICSC: 0644
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride. Reacts violently with strong bases and strong oxidants. The substance is a medium strong acid. Attacks many metals. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). 

Formula: C3H5ClO2 / CH3CHClCOOH
Molecular mass: 108.5
Boiling point: 186°C
Melting point: -12°C
Density: 1.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.75
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.001
Flash point: 106°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 500°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.7-14.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.76  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.1 ppm as TWA; (skin) 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: C; R: 22-35; S: (1/2)-23-26-28-36-45 

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