International Chemical Safety Cards

BROMOCHLOROMETHANE ICSC: 0392
BROMOCHLOROMETHANE
Chlorobromomethane
Methylene chlorobromide
CH2BrCl
Molecular mass: 129.4
CAS # 74-97-5
RTECS # PA5250000
ICSC # 0392
UN # 1887
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION

Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    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, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A filter for organic vapours.
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Ventilation along the floor.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0392 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

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride, phosgene, hydrogen bromide. Attacks many metals including steel, aluminium, magnesium and zinc unless inhibited.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 200 ppm; 1060 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1994-1995).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Inhalation of the substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and blood , resulting in impaired functions and formation of carboxyhaemoglobin. Exposure may result in lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure. The substance may have effects on the kidney and liver , resulting in impaired functions.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 68C
    Melting point: -88C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.0
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 15.6
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Halon 1011 is a trade name.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G61c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0392 BROMOCHLOROMETHANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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