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Propylene dichloride

Synonyms & Trade Names
Dichloro-1,2-propane, 1,2-Dichloropropane
CAS No.
78-87-5
RTECS No.
TX9625000
DOT ID & Guide
1279 130
Formula
CH3CHClCH2Cl
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.62 mg/m3
IDLH
Ca [400 ppm]
See: 78875
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
TWA 75 ppm (350 mg/m3) See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1013;
OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. [pesticide]
Molecular Weight
113.0
Boiling Point
206°F
Freezing Point
-149°F
Solubility
0.3%
Vapor Pressure
40 mmHg
Ionization Potential
10.87 eV
Specific Gravity
1.16
Flash Point
60°F
Upper Exposive Limit
14.5%
Lower Explosive Limit
3.4%
Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, strong acids, active metals
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; drowsiness, dizziness; liver, kidney damage; In Animals: central nervous system depression; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys, central nervous system
Cancer Site
[in animals: liver & mammary gland tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet (flammable)
Change:No recommendation
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash promptly
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(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 organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0441
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