International Chemical Safety Cards

DICOFOL ICSC: 0752
DICOFOL
2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol
4,4'-Dichloro-alpha-(trichloromethyl)benzhydrol
C14H9Cl5O/(ClC6H4)2C(OH)CCl3
Molecular mass: 370.5
CAS # 115-32-2
RTECS # DC8400000
ICSC # 0752
UN # 2761
EC # 603-044-00-4

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. 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
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Convulsions. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat. Vomiting. Weakness. Disorientation.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea (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 covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from acids, bases, food and feedstuffs. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 21/22-38-43
    S: (2-)36/37
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0752 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 CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating, on burning or on contact with acids or acid fumes, producing toxic and corrosive fumes including chlorine.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, liver and kidneys.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 78.5-79.5C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.13
    Solubility in water: none
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.54
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in fish.
    N O T E S
    The appearance and physical properties of technical products can differ from those of the pure substance. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Acarin, Carbax, Hilfol, Kelthane, Mibol and Mitigan are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G53b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0752 DICOFOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use.