International Chemical Safety Cards

CHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 0642
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Benzene chloride
Chlorobenzol
Phenyl chloride
C6H5Cl
Molecular mass: 112.6
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0642
CAS #     108-90-7
RTECS # CZ0175000
UN #        1134
EC #         602-033-00-1
November 27, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 27°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 27°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 10-20-51/53
S: 2-24/25-61
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0642 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:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating, on contact with hot surfaces or flames producing toxic and corrosive fumes . Reacts violently with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks rubber and some plastic.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm as TWA; A3; BEI issued; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK:
Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2003).
EU OEL: 5 ppm, 23 mg/m³ as TWA; 15 ppm, 70 mg/m³ as STEL (EU 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 75 ppm (350 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
NIOSH IDLH: 1000 ppm See: 108907


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the skin . If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in lowering of consciousness .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 132°C
Melting point: -45°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.11
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.05
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.17
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.88
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.03
Flash point: 27°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 590°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-11
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.18-2.84
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding. Card has been partly updated in October 2006. See section: Occupational Exposure Limits.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1134

NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0642 CHLOROBENZENE
(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.