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BENZAL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0101
Date of Peer Review: April 2000

Dichloromethyl benzene
Benzylidene chloride
alpha, alpha-Dichlorotoluene
Benzyl dichloride
CAS # 98-87-3 C7H6Cl2 / C6H5CHCl2
RTECS # CZ5075000 Molecular mass: 161.03
UN # 1886
EC # 602-058-00-8
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.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Burning sensation. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 22-23-37/38-40-41
S: (1/2-)-36/37-38-45
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1886
Separated from food and feedstuffs. See Chemical Dangers. Ventilation along the floor.
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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BENZAL CHLORIDE ICSC: 0101
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning or on contact with acids and water producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC0163). Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: skin absorption (H); Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 205C
Melting point: -17C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.26
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 35.4C: 0.13
Flash point: 93C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 525C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-11
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.22
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 1999