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1,3-DICHLORO-2-PROPANOL
ICSC: 1711
Peer-Review Status: 12.11.2008 Validated
alpha-Dichlorohydrin
sym-Glycerol dichlorohydrin
sym-Dichloroisopropyl alcohol
1,3-Dichloro-propanol-2
1,3-Dichloro-propan-2-ol 
CAS #: 96-23-1 RTECS #: UB1400000
UN #: 2750
EC #: 602-064-00-0
EINECS #: 202-491-9
    Formula: C3H6Cl2O / CH2ClCHOHCH2Cl
Molecular mass: 129.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use fine water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45-21-25; S: 53-45; Note: E 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Toxic if swallowed
Toxic in contact with skin
Fatal if inhaled mist
Causes eye irritation
Suspected of causing cancer
Causes damage to liver
May cause respiratory irritation
May cause damage to liver and kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure 
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating or on burning. This produces toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163). Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks powdered metals and plastic. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2008). 

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

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 irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the liver. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 174.3°C
Melting point: -4°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.35
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 11
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 100
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 74°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.78  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       1,3-dichloro-2-propanol (JECFA Food Additives Series 48)
       1,3-DICHLORO-2-PROPANOL (JECFA Evaluation)