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4-CHLORO-m-CRESOLICSC: 0131
p-Chloro-m-cresol
2-Chloro-5-hydroxytoluene
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol
June 1997
CAS #: 59-50-7
UN #: 2669
EC Number: 200-431-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. See Ingestion.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear 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 refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Headache. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
4-CHLORO-m-CRESOL ICSC: 0131
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE OR SLIGHTLY PINK HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene. 

Formula: C7H7ClO / C6H3OHCH3Cl
Molecular mass: 142.58
Boiling point: 235°C
Melting point: 66°C
Density: 1.4 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.38
Flash point: 118°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 590°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.1  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK sensitization of skin (SH) 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 21/22-41-43-50; S: (2)-26-36/37/39-61 

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