International Chemical Safety Cards

ALACHLOR ICSC: 0371
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Chloro-2',6'-diethyl-N-(methoxymethyl)acetanilide
C14H20ClNO2
Molecular mass: 269.8
ICSC #    0371
CAS #     15972-60-8
RTECS # AE1225000
EC #         616-015-00-6
October 18, 1999 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety goggles 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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs . Do not store near heat or open flame.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 22-40-43-50/53
S: 2-36/37-46-60-61
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0371 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS TO CREAM-COLOURED, CRYSTALLINE SOLID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic gases (carbon monoxide, see ICSC 0023), nitrogen oxides, hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: Intended change (1 mg/m, inhal. & vapour, SEN, A2 (suspected human carcinogen);) (ACGIH 2005).
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the liver. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 40C
Density: 1.1
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C:
(none)
Flash point: 137C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.5
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic 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
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section EU classification.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0371 ALACHLOR
(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.