3-Nitro-4-chlorobenzotrifluoride

  • 4-Chloro-3-nitro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluorotoluene
  • 4-Trifluoromethyl-2-nitrochlorobenzene
  • 3-Nitro-4-chloro-1-(trifluoromethyl)benzene
  • 2-Chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)nitrobenzene
  • 1-Chloro-2-nitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzene
  • Benzene, 1-chloro-2-nitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)
Formula
C7H3ClF3NO2
Structure
Description
A colorless to dark-colored liquid.
Uses
Chemical intermediate for herbicides, eg, fluorodifen.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
121-17-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-451-6
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 20/21/22 36/38
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
XS9140000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
2307
Beilstein/Gmelin
523986
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-00857
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H3ClF3NO2
Formula mass
225.55
Melting point, °C
-3
Boiling point, °C
223
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.04
Density
1.5421 g/cm3 (21 C)
Solubility in water
660 mg/L
Refractive index
1.4905 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
101
Autoignition, °C
>450
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may pollute waterways. Substance may be transported in a molten form.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
2.5 mg/m3 as F (ACGIH)
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. May cause nausea and vomiting. May cause unconsciousness.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. May cause cyanosis, characterized by bluish-colored skin.
   Skin
Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.

Transport.
UN number
2307
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II
 
HS Code
2904 90 85