alpha-(Chloromethyl)-2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol

  • Benzenemethanol, 2,4-dichloro-alpha-(chloromethyl)-
Formula
C8H7Cl3O
Structure
Description
Light yellow or beige solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13692-14-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
237-206-7
Beilstein/Gmelin
1948828

Properties.
Formula
C8H7Cl3O
Formula mass
225.50
Melting point, °C
50 - 51
Boiling point, °C
307
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.27

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.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Acids - acid chlorides - acid anhydrides - oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
> 112
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.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   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.