International Chemical Safety Cards

PROPANIL ICSC: 0552
PROPANIL
3',4'-Dichloropropionanilide
Propanamide, N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-
C9H9Cl2NO/C6H3Cl2NHCOCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 218.1
CAS # 709-98-8
RTECS # UE4900000
ICSC # 0552
EC # 616-009-00-3

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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

  • INHALATION
  • Blue lips or finger nails. Blue skin. Headache. Dizziness.
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Rash.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Burning sensation. Confusion. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 22
    S: (2-)22
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0552 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1995

    International Chemical Safety Cards

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and blood , resulting in formation of methaemoglobin (see Notes). The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 92-93C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 60C: 0.012
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.12
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
    N O T E S
    Technical grade propanil is a brown crystalline solid. Some impurities cause chloracne. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s). Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Chem-rice, Herbax, Propanex, Prop-Job, Riselect, Stam, Stampede, Strel, Supernox, Surcopur, Surpur are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0552 PROPANIL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1995
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