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LINURON
ICSC: 1300
Peer-Review Status: 24.11.1998 Validated
3-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylurea
Urea, N'-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N-methoxy-N-methyl-
Methoxydiuron 
CAS #: 330-55-2 RTECS #: YS9100000
EC #: 006-021-00-1
EINECS #: 206-356-5
    Formula: C9H10Cl2N2O2
Molecular mass: 249.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!   
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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.  Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 61-22-40-48/22-62-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

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

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the blood. This may result in anaemia. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 93-94°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml: <0.1 (none)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 24°C: 0.002
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.2  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to algae and aquatic plants. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s).
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Afalon, Garnitan, Linex, Linorox, Linurex, Lorex, Sarclex, and Scarclex are trade names.
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Packaging & labelling. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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