|VINYL CHLORIDE||ICSC: 0082|
Vinylchloride Monomer (VCM)
|CAS #: 75-01-4|
| UN #: 1086 (stabilized)
|EC Number: 200-831-0
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Extremely flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Gas/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Use non-sparking handtools.||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, water spray. See Notes. In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconsciousness. Blurred vision. Numbness. Tingling sensation.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.||Protective gloves. Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.||ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Remove vapour cloud with fine water spray. NEVER direct water jet on liquid.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERExtremely flammable gas
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
May cause drowsiness or dizziness
May cause damage to liver through prolonged or repeated exposure
Suspected of causing genetic defects
May cause cancer
|Fireproof. Separated from : see Chemical Dangers. Cool. Store only if stabilized. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Separated from oxidizing materials.|
|VINYL CHLORIDE||ICSC: 0082|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2H3Cl / H2C=CHCl
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 1 ppm as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen).
EU-OEL: 2.6 mg/m3, 1 ppm as TWA.
MAK: carcinogen category: 1
|This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to ground water contamination.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Large fires of this material are practically inextinguishable: use water spray or fog.
Symbol: F+, T; R: 45-12; S: 53-45; Note: D
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Vinyl Chloride (EHC 215, 1999) Vinyl Chloride (HSG 109, 1999) Vinyl chloride (WHO Food Additives Series 19) VINYL CHLORIDE (JECFA Evaluation) Vinyl chloride (PIM 558) Vinyl Chloride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987) Vinyl Chloride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 7, 1974)