Dichloroisopropyl ether

  • bis(2-Dichloro-1-methylethyl) ether
  • 2,2-Dichloroisopropyl ether
  • 2,2'-oxybis[2-Chloropropane]
  • Propane, 2,2'-oxybis[2-Chloro
Formula
C6H12Cl2O
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.
Uses
Used primarily as solvent for fats, waxes & greases, as an extractant, in paintermediate & varnish removers, in spotting & cleaning solutions, & in textile processing, limited use as chemical intermediate.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
39638-32-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
254-554-5
UN (DOT)
2490
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
RCRA
U027
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12OCl2
Formula mass
171.07
Melting point, °C
-97 - -101
Boiling point, °C
187
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.6 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.9
Critical temperature
456
Critical pressure
26.8
Density
1.1122 g/cm3 20 C
Solubility in water
1.7 g/L
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.64
Heat of vaporization
39.4 kJ/mol

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
When working with this chemical, wear a NIOSH-approved full face positive pressure supplied-air respirator or a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
If you spill this chemical, use absorbent paper to pick up all liquid spill material. Your contaminated clothing and absorbent paper should be sealed in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent wash all contaminated surfaces with alcohol followed by washing with a strong 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
Fairly stable in aqueous media.
Incompatibilities
May react violently with strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
68
Fire fighting
A fire in your laboratory involving this chemical may produce dangerous vapors. Please evacuate the area immediately. As a firefighter, you should be equipped with full-body protective clothing and a self-contained breathing apparatus. You should extinguish this fire with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or halon extinguisher. You should avoid using a water or foam extinguisher as they may cause spattering.
Fire potential
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Corrosive chemicals will destroy the membranes of the mouth, throat, and esophagus and, in addition, have a high risk of being aspirated into the victim's lungs during vomiting which increases the medical problems. 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. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. 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. Transport the victim IMMEDIATELY to a hospital.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. 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.
UN number
2490
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II
 
36 Halogenated hydrocarbon
IMO Pollution Category
C