International Chemical Safety Cards

3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE ICSC: 0481
3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE
3,3'-Dichlorobiphenyl-4,4'-ylenediamine
4,4'-Diamino-3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl
C6H3ClNH2C6ClNH2/C12H10Cl2N2
Molecular mass: 253.1
CAS # 91-94-1
RTECS # DD0525000
ICSC # 0481
EC # 612-068-00-4
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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED!
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 45-21-43
    S: 53-45
    Note: E
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0481 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

    3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE ICSC: 0481

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    GREY TO PURPLE CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including nitrogen oxides and hydrogen chloride.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; mg/m3 A2 (skin) (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    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 when dispersed, especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the liver. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 368°C
    Melting point: 132-133°C
    Solubility in water: none
    Auto-ignition temperature: 350°C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. Curithane C126 is a trade name.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G12b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0481 3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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