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2-CHLOROACETAMIDE ICSC: 0640
Date of Peer Review: September 1993

alpha-Chloroacetamide
CAS # 79-07-2 C2H4ClNO / ClCH2CONH2
RTECS # AB5075000 Molecular mass: 93.5
UN # 2811
EC Index # 616-036-00-0
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Solutions may explode during drying or concentration operations.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.
Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
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.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Sore throat.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 25-43-62
S: (1/2-)-22-36/37-45
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-II
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids, food and feedstuffs. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
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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2-CHLOROACETAMIDE ICSC: 0640
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and chlorine. Reacts with strong oxidants strong reducing agents strong acids and strong bases.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, 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 is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the heart, liver, spleen.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 225C
Melting point: 120C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 98
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.007
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.2
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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