International Chemical Safety Cards

CHLOROACETYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0845
CHLOROACETYL CHLORIDE
Chloroacetic acid chloride
Monochloroacetyl chloride
C2H2Cl2O/ClCH2COCl
Molecular mass: 112.9
CAS # 79-04-9
RTECS # AO6475000
ICSC # 0845
UN # 1752
EC # 607-080-00-1
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Serious skin burns. Pain.
    Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
    Face shield, 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
  • Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Then remove to safe place. (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    C symbol
    R: 34-37
    S: 9-26
    UN Hazard Class: 8
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0845 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

    CHLOROACETYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0845

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including phosgene, hydrogen chloride. Reacts with water or steam to produce toxic and corrosive hydrogen chloride.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 0.05 ppm; 0.23 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1991-1992).
    TLV (as (STEL) ): 0.15 ppm; 0.69 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1991-1992).


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Corrosive. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin, the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of vapour or aerosol may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The effects may be delayed.

    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.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 106C
    Melting point: -21.8C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.4
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 2.5
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.07
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    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 is therefore essential.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80 G14
    NFPA Code: H3; F0; R1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0845 CHLOROACETYL CHLORIDE
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