|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.||Use dry powder. Water may be ineffective.|
|EXPLOSION||Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID ALL CONTACT!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing.||Use closed system and ventilation.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Loss of vision. Severe burns.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burns in mouth and throat. Abdominal cramps. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer.||
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: F, T; R: 45-11-20/21/22; S: 53-45; Note: E
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 3; UN Pack Group: I
Highly flammable liquid and vapour
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause cancer
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Fireproof. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Well closed. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
Serious local effects by all routes of exposure.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 59°C
Melting point: -104°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.06
Solubility in water: decomposes
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 21.6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.4
Flash point: -8°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: see Notes
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
The auto-ignition temperature is unknown in literature.
Explosive limits are unknown in literature.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Chloromethyl Methyl Ether (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 4, 1974)