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1,2-DICHLOROPROPANE ICSC: 0441
Date of Peer Review: March 1999

Propylene dichloride
CAS # 78-87-5 C3H6Cl2
RTECS # TX9625000 Molecular mass: 113.0
UN # 1279
EC Index # 602-020-00-0
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

Inhalation Cough. Drowsiness. Headache. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Dry skin. Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. 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. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
Symbol: F, Xn
R: 11-20/22
S: (2-)-16-24
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1279 or 30GF1-I+II
NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0;
Fireproof. 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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1,2-DICHLOROPROPANE ICSC: 0441
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive fumes. Attacks aluminum alloys and some types of plastics.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 75 ppm as TWA, 110 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 3B; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 96C
Melting point: -100C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.16
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.26
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 27.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.15
Flash point: 16C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 557C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.4-14.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.02 (calculated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
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