A colorless liquid with a pungent odor.
Intermediate for silicones.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 10 14 34
S 26 36/37/39 45
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
29 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
1.195 g/cm3 (20 C)
1.4310 (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container. Corrosives area.
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.
Wear protective gloves and clothing and safety goggles.
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.
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. Do not use water on material itself. Neutralize spilled material with crushed limestone, soda ash, or lime. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Dike surface flow using soil, sand bags, foamed polyurethane, or foamed concrete. Absorb bulk liquid with fly ash, cement powder, or commercial sorbents. Water spill: Use natural barriers or oil spill control booms to limit spill travel. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
Reacts violently with water, steam, moist air, alcohols, acetone, and light metals with generation of heat and flammable (H2) and corrosive (HCl) gases.
Use dry chemical, dry sand, or carbon dioxide. Do not use water on material itself. If large quantities of combustibles are involved, use water in flooding quantities as spray and fog. Use water spray to knock-down vapors. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Vapors form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Substance will react with water (some violently) releasing flammable, toxic or corrosive gases and runoff. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated or if contaminated with water.
Emits toxic fumes.
Gastrointestinal tissue corrosion was observed in animals given single oral doses and may occur in humans following ingestion.
Three cases of permanently disabling reactive airway syndrome have been reported in adults exposed for several hours to fumes of sodium hydroxide, trichlorosilane, and silicon tetrachloride.
The application of chlorosilanes to shaved rabbit skin produced various degrees of irritation. Complete denaturation and tissue sloughing occurred within one minute after exposure to dichlorodimethylsilane, within two to three minutes after exposure to methyltrichlorosilane, ethyltrichlorosilane, and dichlorodiethylsilane, and within 10 minutes after exposure to tetrachlorosilane.
Dilution: immediately dilute with 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 ml) of milk or water (not to exceed 4 ounces/120 ml in a child). Do not induce vomiting.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
Remove contaminated clothing, wash exposed area with copious amounts of water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
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