International Chemical Safety Cards

DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0435
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) ether
2,2'-Oxybis(1-chloropropane)
Dichlorodiisopropyl ether
C6H12Cl2O / (ClCH2C(CH3)H)2O
Molecular mass: 171.1
6 Poison placard ICSC #    0435
CAS #     108-60-1
RTECS # KN1750000
UN #        2490
November 26, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Foam, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide or water spray .
EXPLOSION Above 85C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 85C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
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. Wash hands before eating.
Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
Cool. Keep in the dark. Separated from incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers.

UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0435 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

DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0435
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO BROWN , OILY LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can form explosive peroxides standing in contact with air. Reacts with halogens , strong acids and strong oxidants . The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 187C
Melting point: -97 to -102C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.2
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poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 75
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6
Flash point: 85C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.14 to 2.58
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-II

NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0435 DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER
(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.