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p-CHLORO-o-CRESOLICSC: 1476
para-Chloro-ortho-cresol
Phenol, 4-chloro-2-methyl
4-Chloro-o-cresol
November 2003
CAS #: 1570-64-5
UN #: 2669
EC Number: 216-381-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Burning sensation.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Skin burns. Pain. Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Pain. Redness. Severe deep burns.  Wear face shield 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 Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse. Sore throat.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

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

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
p-CHLORO-o-CRESOL ICSC: 1476
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. 

Formula: C7H7ClO
Molecular mass: 142.6
Boiling point: 231°C
Melting point: 46-50°C
Density: 0.48 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.23
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 27
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.09  


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 corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Inhalation may cause lung oedema. See Notes. Corrosive on ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
Substance may be transported in a molten form. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, C, N; R: 23-35-50; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45-61 

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