Dichloroisopropanol

  • Dichloro-2-propanol
Formula
[ClCH2CH(CH3)]2O
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
43031-79-4
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.
Formula
C6H12Cl2O
Formula mass
171.07
Melting point, °C
-101.8
Boiling point, °C
189
Density
1.11 g/cm3 (20 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
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
85
Fire fighting
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Solid streams of water may be ineffective. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Hazards
May contain highly toxic hydrochloric acid and phosgene gas. Behavior in Fire: Generates highly toxic and irritating gases.
Combustion products
May contain highly toxic hydrochloric acid and phosgene gas.
Health
2
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Highly irritating to the upper respiratory tract if inhalded. Contact with the liquid may cause irritation of the skin and eyes. May be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
Std. Transport #
4921277