International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYL CHLOROACETATE ICSC: 1081
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chloroacetic acid, ethyl ester
Ethyl monochloroacetate
Ethyl alpha-chloroacetate
Ethyl-2-monochloroacetate
C4H7ClO2 / ClCH2CO2C2H5
Molecular mass: 122.55
3 Flammable Liquid placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    1081
CAS #     105-39-5
RTECS # AF9110000
UN #        1181
EC #         607-070-00-7
October 15, 2001 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.
Dry powder, water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 53C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 53C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Causes watering of the eyes. Redness. Pain.
Face shield, 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 Burning sensation of the tongue. Nausea. Abdominal pain. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Separated from incompatible materials , food and feedstuffs . See Chemical Dangers. Dry.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 23/24/25-50
S: 1/2-7/9-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Subsidiary Risks: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1081 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

ETHYL CHLOROACETATE ICSC: 1081
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive gases including hydrogen chloride and acetic acid fumes. Reacts with water , moist air and acids to produce hydrogen chloride. Reacts with bases , oxidants and reducing agents .

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


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 20C.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 144.2C
Melting point: -26C
Density: 1.15
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 1.23
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 450
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.2
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 53C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 452C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.28
(calculated).
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61C.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1181

NFPA Code: H; F3; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1081 ETHYL CHLOROACETATE
(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.