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4-CHLORO-m-CRESOL ICSC: 0131
Date of Peer Review: October 1997

p-Chloro-m-cresol
2-Chloro-5-hydroxytoluene
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol
CAS # 59-50-7 C7H7ClO / C6H3OHCH3Cl
RTECS # GO7100000 Molecular mass: 142.58
UN # 2669
EC Index # 604-014-00-3
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.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. (See Ingestion).
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. 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. Severe deep burns.
Safety goggles, 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 Headache. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn, N
R: 21/22-41-43-50
S: (2-)-26-36/37/39-61
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry.
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 2005

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4-CHLORO-m-CRESOL ICSC: 0131
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE OR SLIGHTLY PINK, HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); sensitization of skin (Sh); (DFG 2005).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 235C
Melting point: 66C
Density: 1.4 g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.38
Flash point: 118C
Auto-ignition temperature: 590C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.1
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in fish.
NOTES
Aptal, Baktolan, Parmetol, Raschit are trade names. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
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IPCS, CEC 2005