1,6-Dichlorohexane

Formula
Cl(CH2)6Cl
Structure
Description
Clearm colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2163-00-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
218-491-7
EC Class
dangerous for the environment
S 23 24/25
UN (DOT)
3082
Beilstein/Gmelin
773673
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00350
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12Cl2
Formula mass
155.07
Melting point, °C
-13
Boiling point, °C
203 - 205
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.4 (25 C)
Density
1.068 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.9 g/L
Refractive index
1.4555 (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.31
Heat of vaporization
56.5 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear safety goggles and appropriate protective gloves and clothing.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Disposal code
2
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizing , reducing agents, many amines, nitrides, azo/diazo compounds, alkali metals, and epoxides.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
74
Autoignition, °C
204
Upper exp. limit, %
10.5
Lower exp. limit, %
5.3
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. In case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Combustion products
Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as hydrogen chloride and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. Allow the victim to rinse his mouth and then to drink 2-4 cupfuls of water, and seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min., lifting lids occasionally.

Transport.
UN number
3082
Response guide
USCG CHRIS Code
DHX
 
36 Halogenated hydrocarbons
HS Code
2903 19 80
 
IMO Chemical Code
17
IMO Pollution Category
B
IMO Hazard code
S/P