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2,6-DICHLOROANILINE ICSC: 0143
Date of Peer Review: March 2001

2,6-Dichlorobenzenamine
CAS # 608-31-1 (C6H3)Cl2(NH2)
RTECS # Molecular mass: 162.0
UN # 1590
EC Index # 612-010-00-8
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, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Blue skin. Blue lips or finger nails. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Confusion. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. 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.
Safety goggles, or face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 23/24/25-33-50/53
S: (1/2-)-28-36/37-45-60-61
Note: [C]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC 61GT2-II
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R0;
Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
IPCS
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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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2,6-DICHLOROANILINE ICSC: 0143
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes (nitrogen oxides, 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 inhalation and through the skin, and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin. Exposure may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood, resulting in forming of methaemoglobin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 0.7 kPa: 97C
Melting point: 39C
Solubility in water: poor
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.6
Flash point: >112C
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Explosion fire fighting, Emergency Response.
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