4-Nitrophenyl chloroacetate

  • p-Nitrophenyl chloroacetate
  • Acetic acid, chloro-, 4-nitrophenyl ester
Formula
C8H6ClNO4
Structure
Description
White - light yellow crystalline powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
777-84-4
Beilstein/Gmelin
2053215
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-01298

Properties.
Formula
C8H6ClNO4
Formula mass
215.59
Melting point, °C
99 - 99.5
Boiling point, °C
200 - 202 (20 torr)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a dry area. Refrigerator (approx 4 C).
Handling
Contents may develop pressure upon prolonged storage. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use caution when opening.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Acids, strong bases.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. DO NOT USE WATER!

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation. Lachrymator.

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. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. 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. Get medical aid.

Transport.