Ethanol, 1,2-dichloro, acetate

  • Acetic acid, 1,2-dichloroethyl ester
  • 1,2-Dichloroethyl acetate
Formula
C4H6Cl2O2
Structure
Description
Miscible with alcohol and ethyl ether.
Uses
Organic synthesis.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10140-87-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-398-1
RTECS
KK4200000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
1098923
Beilstein Reference
3-02-00-00353
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4198
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H6Cl2O2
Formula mass
157.00
Boiling point, °C
160 - 165
Density
1.3 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.4446 (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 unnecessary people away; isolate hazard area and deny entry. Stay upwind; keep out of low areas. Shut off ignition sources; no flares, smoking or flames in hazard area. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Use water spray to reduce vapors. Small spills: take up with sand or other non-combustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal. Large spills: dike far ahead of spill for later disposal.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products Interaction with caustic solutions.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Move container from fire area if you can do it without risk. Cool containers that are exposed to flames with water from the side until well after fire is out. For massive fire in cargo area, use unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn. Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety device or any discoloration of tank due to fire. Wear self-contained (positive pressure if available) breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Isolate one-half mile in all directions if tank car or truck is involved in fire.To extinguish small fires: dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or foam. Large fires: water spray, fog or foam.
Hazards
May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Container may explode in heat of fire. Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. When heated to decomposition, it may emit highly toxic fumes of phosgene. Esters may explode on mixing with nitrates.

Health.
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
This material is toxic by inhalation.
   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.
USCG CHRIS Code
DHC