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1,1,1,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE
ICSC: 1486
Peer-Review Status: 23.04.2004 Validated
 
CAS #: 630-20-6 RTECS #: KI8450000
UN #: 1702
EINECS #: 211-135-1
    Formula: C2H2Cl4 / Cl3CCH2Cl
Molecular mass: 167.8

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO contact with hot surfaces. NO open flames.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Vomiting.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Burning sensation. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles 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 Burning sensation. Headache. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-II.  Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW-TO-RED LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive gases including hydrogen chloride. Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion and by inhalation. 

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 short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 130.5°C
Melting point: -70.2°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.54
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 0.11
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 1.9
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.66  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
See ICSC 0332 1,1,2,2,-Tetrachloroethane. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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