International Chemical Safety Cards

DICHLOROSILANE ICSC: 0442
DICHLOROSILANE
Chlorosilane
Silicon chloride hydride
(cylinder)
Cl2H2Si
Molecular mass: 101.01
CAS # 4109-96-0
RTECS # VV3050000
ICSC # 0442
UN # 2189

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with foam, powder.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath. 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
  • Pain. Redness. Blisters. Skin burns. Serious frostbite.
    Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
    Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Pain. Redness. Severe deep burns. Loss of vision.
    Safety goggles, 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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation (extra personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 2.3
    UN Subsidiary Risks: 2.1 and 8
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    ICSC: 0442 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

    DICHLOROSILANE ICSC: 0442

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The gas is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may spontaneously ignite on contact with air. The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride. Reacts with water or moist air to form hydrogen chloride. Attacks many metals in presence of water.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Tear drawing. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of this substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite. Exposure at high levels may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 8C
    Melting point: -122C
    Solubility in water: reaction
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 163.6
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.48
    Flash point: -28C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 100C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 4.1-99
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    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 are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G12
    NFPA Code: H3; F4; R2; W
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0442 DICHLOROSILANE
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