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2-CHLOROETHANOL ICSC: 0236
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

2-Chloroethyl alcohol
Ethylene chlorohydrin
Glycol chlorohydrin
CAS # 107-07-3 C2H5ClO / ClCH2CH2OH
RTECS # KK0875000 Molecular mass: 80.5
UN # 1135
EC # 603-028-00-7
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 60C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 60C closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Safety goggles, 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 take to a doctor.
Ingestion (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T+
R: 26/27/28
S: (1/2-)-7/9-28-45
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Subsidiary Risks: 3
UN Pack Group: I
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1135
NFPA Code: H 4; F 2; R 0;
Fireproof. Separated from strong bases, oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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2-CHLOROETHANOL ICSC: 0236
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive gases (hydrogen chloride, phosgene). Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with water or steam to produce toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with strong bases to produce ethylene oxide causing toxic and fire hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 1 ppm (Ceiling value), (skin), A4, (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 1 ppm, 3.3 mg/m, H, Peak limitation category: II(1), Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2002).
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 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, kidneys and liver, resulting in cardiac disorders, low blood pressure, kidney impairment, liver impairment and respiratory failure. Exposure may result in death.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 128-130C
Melting point: -67C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.65
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.78
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 60C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 425C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 4.9-15.9
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.06
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
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IPCS, CEC 1999