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METHANESULFONYL CHLORIDE
ICSC: 1163
Peer-Review Status: 23.10.1995 Validated
Mesyl chloride
Methylsulfonyl chloride
Methanesulfonic acid chloride 
CAS #: 124-63-0 RTECS #: PB2790000
UN #: 3246
EINECS #: 204-706-1
    Formula: CH3ClO2S
Molecular mass: 114.6

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, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Blisters.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear safety goggles, 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 cramps. Burning sensation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable dry containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer.  Airtight.
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 8; UN Pack Group: I 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G61A.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-PALE-YELLOW FUMING LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and sulfur oxides. Reacts violently with bases including ammonia and many other substances. This generates fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with water and steam. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride. 

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
Lachrymation. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point at 97.3kPa: 161°C
Melting point: -32°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.5
Solubility in water: reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.27
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: >110°C 
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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