International Chemical Safety Cards

SULFUR DICHLORIDE ICSC: 1661
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chlorine sulfide
Dichlorosulfane
Monosulfur dichloride
Cl2S
Molecular mass: 103.0
8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    1661
CAS #     10545-99-0
UN #        1828
EC #         016-013-00-X
April 19, 2007 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.

Dry powder. Carbon dioxide. NO water. decomposes generating heat and toxic and corrosives vapors
EXPLOSION

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. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing.
Ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
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. Sore throat. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: gas-tight chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Cover the spilled material with dry absorbent. Carefully collect remainder, in plastic containers, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from ammonia, water, oxidants, and food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
C symbol
N symbol
R: 14-34-37-50
S: 1/2-26-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: I
Signal: Danger
Corr-Health haz-Enviro
May be corrosive to metals
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause damage to lungs
Very toxic to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1661 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:
RED TO BROWN FUMING LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and sulfur oxides . Reacts violently with strong oxidants, acetone and ammonia . Reacts with water to produce hydrogen chloride (see ICSC0163). Attacks many metals in the presence of water.

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
Serious local effects by all routes of exposure.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation may cause lung oedema (see Notes).

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes at 59 C
Melting point: -78C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.6
g/cm
Solubility in water: (reaction)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 23
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.5
Auto-ignition temperature: 234C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1828 or 80GC1-I-X

NFPA Code: H3; F1; R2; W
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1661 SULFUR DICHLORIDE
(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.