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DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0435
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) ether
2,2'-Oxybis(1-chloropropane)
Dichlorodiisopropyl ether
CAS # 108-60-1 C6H12Cl2O / (ClCH2C(CH3)H)2O
RTECS # KN1750000 Molecular mass: 171.1
UN # 2490
EC #
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.
Foam, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide or water spray.
EXPLOSION Above 85C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 85C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-II
NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0.
Cool. Keep in the dark. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers.
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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DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0435
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO BROWN, OILY LIQUID

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can form explosive peroxides standing in contact with air. Reacts with halogens, strong acids and strong oxidants. The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 187C
Melting point: -97 to -102C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.2, poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 75
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6
Flash point: 85C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.14 to 2.58
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999