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2-CHLOROACETAMIDEICSC: 0640
April 2007
CAS #: 79-07-2alpha-Chloroacetamide
Chloroacetamide
2-Chloroethanamide
UN #: 2811
EINECS #: 201-174-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Sore throat.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Toxic if swallowed
Causes mild skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
May cause allergic skin reaction
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
Harmful to aquatic life 

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

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and food and feedstuffs. Ventilation along the floor. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
2-CHLOROACETAMIDE ICSC: 0640
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and chlorine. Reacts with strong oxidants, strong reducing agents, strong acids and strong bases. 

Formula: C2H4ClNO / ClCH2CONH2
Molecular mass: 93.5
Decomposes at 225°C
Melting point: 120°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 98
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.007
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.2
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 170°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.53  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body in hazardous amounts by ingestion. The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK skin absorption (H); MAK sensitization of skin (SH) 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 25-43-62; S: (1/2)-22-36/37-45 

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