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DICOFOLICSC: 0752
2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol
4,4'-Dichloro-alpha-(trichloromethyl)benzhydrol
November 2003
CAS #: 115-32-2
EC Number: 204-082-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Confusion. Convulsions. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Confusion.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Further see Inhalation.  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
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from acids. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 
PACKAGING
 
DICOFOL ICSC: 0752
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. Decomposes on contact with acids. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride. 

Formula: C14H9Cl5O / (ClC6H4)2C(OH)CCl3
Molecular mass: 370.5
Melting point: 77-78°C
Density: 1.13 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: 193°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.28  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and skin (technical grade). The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. 

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

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


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

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

NOTES
The appearance and physical properties of technical products can differ from those of the pure substance.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 21/22-38-43-50/53; S: (2)-36/37-60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Dicofol (FAO/PL:1968/M/9/1)
       Dicofol (AGP:1970/M/12/1)
       Dicofol (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 4)
       Dicofol (Pesticide residues in food: 1992 evaluations Part II Toxicology)
       Dicofol (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 30, 1983)