International Chemical Safety Cards

2,5-DICHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0439
2,5-DICHLOROPHENOL
1-Hydroxy-2,5-dichlorobenzene
C6H4Cl2O
Molecular mass: 163.0
CAS # 583-78-8
RTECS # SK8600000
ICSC # 0439
UN # 2020
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
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • (see Ingestion).
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Skin burns. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. 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. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Loss of coordination.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. 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).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Ventilation along the floor.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0439 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

    2,5-DICHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0439

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing irritating and poisonous gases. Reacts with oxidants, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C, on dispersing (however) much faster.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the skin and is possibly corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure may result in chloracne.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    See Notes.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 211C
    Melting point: 56-58C
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: about 16.6
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.6
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.92-3.06
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to soil, water organisms.
    NOTES
    Data are insufficiently available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Do NOT take working clothes home. Also consult ICSC # 0438: 2,4-Dichlorophenol and 0440: 3,5-Dichlorophenol.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-804
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0439 2,5-DICHLOROPHENOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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