International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZAL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0101
BENZAL CHLORIDE
Dichloromethyl benzene
Benzylidene chloride
alpha, alpha-Dichlorotoluene
C6H5CHCl2
Molecular mass: 161.0
CAS # 98-87-3
RTECS # CZ5075000
ICSC # 0101
UN # 1886
EC # 602-058-00-8
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Sore throat.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Burning sensation. Vomiting (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, metals, food and feedstuffs. Dry. Ventilation along the floor.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    Xi symbol
    R: 22-23-37/38-40-41
    S: 36/37-38-44
    UN Haz Class: 6.1
    UN Pack Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0101 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

    BENZAL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0101

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    On contact with hot surfaces or flames this substance decomposes forming toxic fumes of chlorinated compounds. Reacts violently with strong oxidants or metals. On contact with air it emits corrosive fumes (hydrogen chloride).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    PDK: 0.5 mg/m3 (USSR 1993).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 205C
    Melting point: -17C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.3
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 30C: 0.03
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.04
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.6
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 93C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1-11
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-887
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0101 BENZAL CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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