International Chemical Safety Cards

MECOPROP ICSC: 0055
MECOPROP
2-(4-Chloro-o-tolyloxy)propionic aicd
2-(4-Chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propanoic acid
MCPP
C10H11ClO3
Molecular mass: 214.7
CAS # 93-65-2
RTECS # UE9750000
ICSC # 0055
UN # 2765
EC # 607-049-00-2

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Nausea.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Weakness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 22-38-41
    S: (2-)26-37/39
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0055 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    MECOPROP ICSC: 0055

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO BROWN CRYSTALLINE POWDER.




    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride. The substance is a weak acid.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction (see Notes).
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 93-95°C
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.06
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.26
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Mecoprop is a chlorophenoxy-herbicide which, as a group, has been classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G53c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0055 MECOPROP
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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