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alpha-Chloroacetophenone

Synonyms & Trade Names
2-Chloroacetophenone, Chloromethyl phenyl ketone, Mace®, Phenacyl chloride, Phenyl chloromethyl ketone, Tear gas
CAS No.
532-27-4
RTECS No.
AM6300000
DOT ID & Guide
1697 153
Formula
C6H5COCH2Cl
Conversion
1 ppm = 6.32 mg/m3
IDLH
15 mg/m3
See: 532274
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 0.3 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm)
OSHA PEL
: TWA 0.3 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm)
Measurement Methods

NIOSH P&CAM291 (II-5)
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to gray crystalline solid with a sharp, irritating odor.
MW:
154.6
BP:
472°F
MLT: 134°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
0.005 mmHg
IP:
9.44 eV
Sp.Gr:
1.32
Fl.P:
244°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Water, steam, strong oxidizers [Note: Slowly corrodes metals.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; pulmonary edema
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 3 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any air-purifying half-mask respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N95, R95, or P95 filter. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 7.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode£
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with an organic vapor cartridge in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter.£

Up to 15 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying full-facepiece respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted canister providing protection against the compound of concern and having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted canister providing protection against the compound of concern and having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0128
 
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