International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL CHLOROACETATE ICSC: 1410
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 methyl ester
Methyl monochloroacetate
Methyl-alpha-chloroacetate
C3H5ClO2
Molecular mass: 108.53
3 Flammable Liquid placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    1410
CAS #     96-34-4
RTECS # AF9500000
UN #        2295
EC #         607-205-00-X
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 57C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 57C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Face shield, or 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. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Separated from food and feedstuffs and incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T symbol
R: 10-23/25-37/38-41
S: 1/2-26-37/39-45
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Subsidiary Risks: 3
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1410 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

METHYL CHLOROACETATE ICSC: 1410
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride . Reacts with reducing agents and oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 1 ppm, 4.5 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: I(1);
skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (Sh);
Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2004).


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 corrosive to the skin, is severely irritating to the eyes and is irritating to the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 129.5C
Melting point: -32.1C
Density: 1.2
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 19.8C: 5.2
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 650
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
Flash point: 57C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 465C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 7.5-18.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.76 (calculated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Physical properties.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GTF1-I
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R1;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1410 METHYL 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.