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2-CHLOROACETAMIDE
ICSC: 0640
Peer-Review Status: 17.04.2007 Validated
alpha-Chloroacetamide
Chloroacetamide
2-Chloroethanamide 
CAS #: 79-07-2 RTECS #: AB5075000
UN #: 2811
EC #: 616-036-00-0
EINECS #: 201-174-2
    Formula: C2H4ClNO / ClCH2CONH2
Molecular mass: 93.5

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, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
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
PACKAGING & 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.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 25-43-62; S: (1/2)-22-36/37-45 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: 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 
skull;toxiccancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-III.  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. 

IMPORTANT DATA
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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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. 

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

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

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. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
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  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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