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1-CHLORO-2-(CHLOROMETHYL)BENZENE
ICSC: 1763
Peer-Review Status: 11.08.2010 Validated
2-Chlorobenzyl chloride
alpha, 2-Dichlorotoluene
Benzene, 1-chloro-2-(chloromethyl)- 
CAS #: 611-19-8 RTECS #: CZ0195000
UN #: 2235
EINECS #: 210-258-8
    Formula: C7H6Cl2
Molecular mass: 161.0

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 foam, water spray, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 91°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 91°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation or local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention if skin irritation occurs. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Sore throat.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention if you fell unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Harmful if swallowed
Harmful in contact with skin
Harmful if inhaled (mist)
Causes skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
Very toxic to aquatic life 
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Ventilation along the floor. Store only in original container. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces hydrogen chloride. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

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: 213°C
Melting point: -17°C
Density: 1.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 0.01 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.02
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 91°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 634°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.0-8.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.32
Viscosity: 1.95 mm²/s at 20°C 
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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