5,6-Dichloro-1-ethyl-2-methyl-3-(3-sulfonatobutyl)-1H-benzimidazolium

  • 1H-Benzimidazolium, 5,6-dichloro-1-ethyl-2-methyl-3-(3-sulfobutyl)-, hydroxide, inner salt
Formula
C14H18Cl2N2O3S
Structure
Description
Slightly beige solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
63175-96-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
263-982-1
UN (DOT)
1759
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C14H18Cl2N2O3S
Formula mass
365.27
Melting point, °C
310-315

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Corrosives area. Refrigerator (approx 4 C).
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149. 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. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, oxides of boron.

Fire.
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
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
   Inhalation
Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin burns.
   Eyes
Causes eye burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
1759
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
I; II; III