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2,2-DICHLOROPROPIONIC ACID
ICSC: 1509
Peer-Review Status: 25.11.2003 Validated
Dalapon
alpha,alpha-Dichloropropionic acid 
CAS #: 75-99-0 RTECS #: UF0690000
EC #: 607-162-00-7
EINECS #: 200-923-0
    Formula: C3H4Cl2O2
Molecular mass: 143.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  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. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
If liquid: collect leaking liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. If solid: sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 22-38-41-52/53; S: (2)-26-39-61 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
HYGROSCOPIC WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS OR COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Attacks aluminium, copper and their alloys. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (inhalable fraction): 5mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by 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 short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 190°C
Melting point: 20°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.40
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 90
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.76  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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