3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride

  • 3,3'-Dichloro-4,4'-diaminobiphenyl dihydrochloride
  • [1,1'-Biphenyl]-4,4'-diamine, 3,3'-dichloro-, dihydrochloride
Formula
C12H10Cl2N2
Structure
Description
Light tan powder.
Uses
Intermediate for organic pigments (15 organic dyes & pigments), 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine or its salts has also been reported to be used in a color test for presence of gold.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
612-83-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-323-0
EC Index Number
612-069-00-X
EC Class
Carcinogenic Category 2; Harmful; Sensitising; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
DD0550000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H10Cl2N2
Formula mass
253.13
Melting point, °C
132-133
Solubility in water
4 mg/L @ 22 C

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
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
If Tyvek-type disposable protective clothing is not worn during handling of this chemical, wear disposable Tyvek-type sleeves taped to your gloves.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with a combination filter cartridge, i.e. organic vapor/acid gas/HEPA (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas, SO2 and a high efficiency particulate filter).
Small spills/leaks
Should a spill occur while you are handling this chemical, FIRST REMOVE ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION, then you should dampen the solid spill material with ethanol and transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with ethanol to pick up any remaining material. Seal the absorbent paper, and any of your clothes, which may be contaminated, in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent wash all contaminated surfaces with ethanol followed by washing with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Reacts as a weak acid May react vigorously with strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fires involving this compound should be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA: A3. A3= Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans.
Carcinogin
N-2, CP65
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are possible if ingested.
   Inhalation
Cough, tachypnea, and wheezing are common after inhalation.
   Skin
Redness, swelling and pain may occur.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital for treatment after washing the affected areas.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.