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Thionyl chloride

Synonyms & Trade Names
Sulfinyl chloride, Sulfur chloride oxide, Sulfurous dichloride, Sulfurous oxychloride, Thionyl dichloride
CAS No.
7719-09-7
RTECS No.
XM5150000
DOT ID & Guide
1836 137
Formula
SOCl2
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.87 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
C 1 ppm (5 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
none See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to yellow to reddish liquid with a pungent odor like sulfur dioxide. [Note: Fumes form when exposed to moist air.]
Molecular Weight
119.0
Boiling Point
169°F
Freezing Point
-156°F
Solubility
Reacts
Vapor Pressure
(70°F): 100 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
1.64
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Water, acids, alkalis, ammonia, chloryl perchlorate [Note: Reacts violently with water to form sulfur dioxide & hydrogen chloride.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; eye, skin burns
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:No recommendation
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Water flush immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 1409
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