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m-CHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0150
Date of Peer Review: October 1999

3-Chlorophenol
3-Chloro-1-hydroxybenzene
3-Hydroxychlorobenzene
CAS # 108-43-0 C6H5ClO / C6H4ClOH
RTECS # SK2450000 Molecular mass: 128.6
UN # 2020
EC Index # 604-008-00-0
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, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
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.
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.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn, N
R: 20/21/22-51/53
S: (2-)-28-61
Note: [C]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S2020 or 61GT2-III
Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Well closed.
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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m-CHLOROPHENOL ICSC: 0150
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes (hydrogen chloride, chlorine fumes). Reacts with oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, 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 irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 214C
Melting point: 33C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.245
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 2.6
Vapour pressure, Pa at 44.2C: 133
Flash point: >112C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47-2.52
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish.
NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Also consult ICSC 0849 o-Chlorophenol and 0850 p-Chlorophenol. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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