3,3-Bis(chloromethyl)oxetane

  • 3,3-Bis(chloromethyl)oxacyclobutane
  • 3,3-Bis(chloromethyl)-1-oxacyclobutane
  • 3,3-Dichloromethyloxycyclobutane
Formula
C5H8Cl2O
Structure
Description
Black, or olive green, finely divided powder.
Uses
Thermoplastic polymer used for production of valves, pumps, pipes and fittings.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
78-71-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-136-5
RTECS
RQ6826000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
103354
Beilstein Reference
5-17-01-00085
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H8Cl2O
Formula mass
155.03
Melting point, °C
18.9
Boiling point, °C
200
Density
1.2990 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1,4858 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool dry location, away from incompatible materials.
Handling
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not breath vapors. Wash thoroughly after handling. Contaminated clothing should be laundered before reuse. This material should only be handled in a hood.
Protection
Use ANSI approved chemical goggles and neoprene gloves and protective clothing.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concerned. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved safety equipment.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up and contain for disposal. Wash area with a minimal amount of water and use absorbent to pick up.
Stability
Stable at normal temperratures and pressures. Avoid excess heat, friction, electrostatic discharge, sparks, open flame and excess heat.
Incompatibilities
Strong inorganic mineral acids.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>84
Fire fighting
Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved SCBA and full protective equipment. Extinguish with water, foam, chemical powder or carbon dioxide on small amounts. For large amounts, use unmanned nozzles, fixed deluge systems or sprinlkers.
Fire potential
Self extinguishing.
Hazards
Material is explosive. Material may deflagrate and containers may rupture in fire or heat.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OEL-RUSSIA: STEL 0.5 mg/m3, Skin.
Exposure effects
   Eyes
May cause irritation to the eyes, skin or respiratory tract. Chronic exposure ay cause damage to the eyes, skin, respiratory system or other organ systems.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce victim to vomit. Get medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Seek medical attention.
   Skin
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
CMX