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1-CHLORO-2-(CHLOROMETHYL)BENZENEICSC: 1763
August 2010
CAS #: 611-19-82-Chlorobenzyl chloride
alpha, 2-Dichlorotoluene
Benzene, 1-chloro-2-(chloromethyl)-
UN #: 2235
EINECS #: 210-258-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Above 91°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 91°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use foam, water spray, dry powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation or local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention if skin irritation occurs. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Sore throat.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention if you fell unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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WARNING
Harmful if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled
Causes skin and eye irritation
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
Very toxic to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Ventilation along the floor. Store only in original container. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
1-CHLORO-2-(CHLOROMETHYL)BENZENE ICSC: 1763
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces hydrogen chloride. 

Formula: C7H6Cl2
Molecular mass: 161.0
Boiling point: 213°C
Melting point: -17°C
Density: 1.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 0.01 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.02
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 91°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 634°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.0-8.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.32
Viscosity: 1.95 mm²/s at 20°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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