International Chemical Safety Cards

METHANESULFONYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 1163
METHANESULFONYL CHLORIDE
Mesyl chloride
Methylsulfonyl chloride
Methanesulfonic acid chloride
CH3ClO2S
Molecular mass: 114.6
CAS # 124-63-0
RTECS # PB2790000
ICSC # 1163
UN # 3246

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


  • INHALATION
  • Corrosive. Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain. Blisters.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
    Safety goggles, 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 cramps. Burning sensation.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Collect leaking liquid in sealable dry containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Airtight. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Subsidiary Risks: 8
    UN Packing Group: I
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1163 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

    METHANESULFONYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 1163

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO PALE YELLOW FUMING LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and sulphur oxides. Reacts violently with bases including ammonia and many other substances causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with water and steam producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation or 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:
    Tear drawing. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point at 97.3kPa: 161C
    Melting point: -32C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.5
    Solubility in water: reaction
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.27
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
    Flash point: >110C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G61a
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1163 METHANESULFONYL CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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