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DICAMBA ICSC: 0139
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

3,6-Dichloro-o-anisic acid
3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid
CAS # 1918-00-9 C8H6Cl2O3
RTECS # DG7525000 Molecular mass: 221.0
UN #
EC Index # 607-043-00-X
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Convulsions.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 22-41-52/53
S: (2-)-26-61
Note: [A]
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from food and feedstuffs.
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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DICAMBA ICSC: 0139
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163).

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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 200C
Melting point: 114-116C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.57
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.79
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 0.0045
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.21
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.
NOTES
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. If the substance is formulated with solvents also consult the ICSCs of these materials.
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