|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Extremely flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.||Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out. In other cases extinguish with powder, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||Gas/air mixtures are explosive. Explosive.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding) if in liquid state. Use non-sparking handtools.||In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|Inhalation||Use ventilation.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.||Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.||ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Wear safety goggles.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.||
UN Hazard Class: 2.1
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1959 or 20G2F-9.
NFPA Code: H1; F4; R2.
|Fireproof. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Store only if stabilized.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: -83°C
Melting point: -144°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.6
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.2
Flash point: Flammable gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 640°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 5.5-21.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.24
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area.
Vapours are uninhibited and may form polymers in the vents or flame arresters causing blockage.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
Halocarbon 1132A is a trade name.
Also consult ICSC 0083 Vinylidene chloride.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Vinylidene Fluoride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 39, 1986) Vinylidene Fluoride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)