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1,1-DICHLOROPROPANE ICSC: 0723
Date of Peer Review: April 1997

Propylidene chloride
CAS # 78-99-9 C3H6Cl2 / CHCl2CH2CH3
RTECS # TX9450000 Molecular mass: 113.0
UN # 1992
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water spray, foam, powder, 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 Dizziness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
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. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GTF1-II
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Well closed. 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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1,1-DICHLOROPROPANE ICSC: 0723
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:
The substance decomposes on heating producing hydrogen chloride and phosgene.

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

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 and the skin.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 88C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.13
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 8.7
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Flash point: 16C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 557C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.4-14.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.3 (calc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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