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CHLORETHOXYFOS
ICSC: 1681
Peer-Review Status: 11.10.2006 Validated
Phosphorothioic acid, O,O-diethyl O-(1,2,2,2-tetrachloroethyl) ester
O,O-Diethyl O-(1,2,2,2-tetrachloroethyl) phosphorothioate 
CAS #: 54593-83-8 RTECS #: TF6150000
UN #: 3018
    Formula: C6H11Cl4O3PS
Molecular mass: 336.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Dizziness. Nausea. Sweating. Muscle twitching. Pupillary constriction, muscle cramp, excessive salivation. Laboured breathing. Convulsions. Unconciousness.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! See Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer immediately for medical attention. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. 
Eyes Blurred vision.  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 cramps. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. 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 immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: I 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Fatal if swallowed
Fatal in contact with skin
Fatal if inhaled
Causes damage to nervous system
Very toxic to aquatic life 
skull;toxiccancer;health hazenviro;aqua

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT6-I.  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including phosphorus oxides and sulfur oxides. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED): BEI issued;. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body in hazardous amounts by inhalation, through the skin 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 d. 

Effects of short-term exposure
Cholinesterase inhibition. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system. This may result in convulsions and respiratory depression. Exposure could cause death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Cholinesterase inhibition. Cumulative effects are possible. See Acute Hazards/Symptoms. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Relative density (water = 1): 1.41
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: <0.0001 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.106
Flash point: >230 °C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.59  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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