Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
NO open flames. Above 85°C use a closed system and ventilation.
Use water spray, foam, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
Use local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
CLASSIFICATION & 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 plastic containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II
Cool. Keep in the dark. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers.
Chemical dangers The substance can form explosive peroxides on standing in contact with air. Reacts with halogens, strong acids and strong oxidants. Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes.
Formula: C6H12Cl2O / (ClCH2C(CH3)H)2O
Molecular mass: 171.1
Boiling point: 187°C Melting point: -97 - -102°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.1 Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.2 (poor) Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 75 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6 Flash point: 85°C o.c. Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.14/2.58
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure See Notes.
Inhalation risk No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
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