International Chemical Safety Cards

DICHLOBENIL ICSC: 0867
DICHLOBENIL
2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile
DBN
C7H3Cl2N / C6H3Cl2(CN)
Molecular mass: 172.0
CAS # 1194-65-6
RTECS # DI3500000
ICSC # 0867
EC # 608-015-00-X

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.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin.
    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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 21
    S: (2-)36/37
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    ICSC: 0867 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

    DICHLOBENIL ICSC: 0867

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE TO OFF-WHITE CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxides and phosgene. Reacts with strong bases to form 2,6-Dichlorobenzamide.

    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:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 270C
    Melting point: 145-146C (pure)
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 0.073
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.64
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Dichlobenil is a major metabolite of Chlorthiamid. Other melting points: 139-145C (technical). Casoron, Decabane, Prefix D, Dyclomec, Niagara 5006, Norosac are trade names. Also consult ICSC # 0852 (Chlorthiamide).
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0867 DICHLOBENIL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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