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4-CHLOROTOLUENE
ICSC: 1386
Peer-Review Status: 14.03.2001 Validated
p-Chlorotoluene
1-Chloro-4-methylbenzene
p-Tolyl chloride 
CAS #: 106-43-4 RTECS #: XS9010000
UN #: 2238
EC #: 602-040-00-X
EINECS #: 203-397-0
    Formula: C7H7Cl
Molecular mass: 126.6

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 49°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 49°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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.  Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable 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.  Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 20-51/53; S: (2)-24/25-61; Note: C 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35C.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride and possibly phosgene. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of short-term exposure
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 162°C
Melting point: 7.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.07
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.01
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.35
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.4
Flash point: 49°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 595°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-12.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.33  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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