International Chemical Safety Cards

MECOPROP ICSC: 0055
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-(4-Chloro-o-tolyloxy)propionic acid
2-(4-Chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propanoic acid
MCPP
C10H11ClO3 / ClC6H3(CH3)OCH(CH3)COOH
Molecular mass: 214.7
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0055
CAS #     93-65-2
RTECS # UE9750000
UN #        2761
EC #         607-049-00-2
October 19, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Nausea.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •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. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered plastic containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from food and feedstuffs .
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 22-38-41-50/53
S: 2-13-26-37/39-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0055 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

MECOPROP ICSC: 0055
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO BROWN CRYSTALLINE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride . The solution in water is a weak acid. Attacks some forms of coatings and metals in the presence of moisture.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK 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:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
(See Notes).
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 94°C
Density: 1.28
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 0.07
Vapour pressure, Pa at 22.5°C: 0.08
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.17
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.
N O T E S
Mecoprop is a chlorophenoxy-herbicide which, as a group, has been classified by IARC (1987) as possibly carcinogenic to humans, but the data on this specific substance are inconclusive. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Other CAS number 7085-19-0.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0055 MECOPROP
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.