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SULFUR DICHLORIDE
ICSC: 1661
Peer-Review Status: 19.04.2007 Validated
Chlorine sulfide
Dichlorosulfane
Monosulfur dichloride 
CAS #: 10545-99-0 UN #: 1828
EC #: 016-013-00-X
EINECS #: 234-129-0
    Formula: Cl2S
Molecular mass: 103.0

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. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.    Use dry powder, carbon dioxide. NO water. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. 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 Burning sensation. Sore throat. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: gas-tight chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Cover the spilled material with dry inert absorbent. Carefully collect remainder in plasticcontainers. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: C, N; R: 14-34-37-50; S: (1/2)-26-45-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: I 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
May be corrosive to metals
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause damage to lungs
Very toxic to aquatic life 
corrcancer;health hazenviro;aqua

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1828 or 80GC1-I-X.
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R2; W. 
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from ammonia, water, oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
RED-TO-BROWN FUMING LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and sulfur oxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, acetone and ammonia. Reacts with water. This produces hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163). Attacks many metals in the presence of water. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
Serious by all routes of exposure. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation may cause lung oedema. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 59°C
Melting point: -78°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.6
Solubility in water: reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 23
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.5
Auto-ignition temperature: 234°C  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water.
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.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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