|CHLOROMETHYL METHYL ETHER||ICSC: 0238 (November 2009)|
| CAS #: 107-30-2
| UN #: 1239
|EC Number: 203-480-1
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).||Use dry powder. Water may be ineffective. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing.||Use closed system and ventilation.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Loss of vision. Severe burns.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burns in mouth and throat. Abdominal cramps. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERHighly flammable liquid and vapour
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause cancer
|Fireproof. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Well closed. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|CHLOROMETHYL METHYL ETHER||ICSC: 0238|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: A2 (suspected human carcinogen).
MAK: carcinogen category: 1
|The auto-ignition temperature is unknown in the literature.
Explosive limits are unknown in the literature.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
TLV Note: Exposure by all routes should be carefully controlled to levels as low as possible.
Symbol: F, T; R: 45-11-20/21/22; S: 53-45; Note: E
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Chloromethyl Methyl Ether (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 4, 1974)