International Chemical Safety Cards

ISOBUTYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0286
ISOBUTYL CHLORIDE
1-Chloro-2-methylpropane
C4H9Cl/(CH3)2CHCH2Cl
Molecular mass: 92.6
CAS # 513-36-0
RTECS # none
ICSC # 0286
UN # 1127 (chlorobutanes)

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION



  • SKIN



  • EYES



  • INGESTION



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: A filter respirator for the organic vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from metal powders and strong oxidants.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0286 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

    ISOBUTYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0286

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene (see ICSC # 0163 and ICSC # 0007). Reacts violently with strong oxidants and metal powders causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C on spraying and dispersing however much faster.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 69C
    Melting point: -131C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.2
    Flash point: -10C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.0-8.8
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-667/30G34
    NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0286 ISOBUTYL CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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