Trichloroethane

Formula
C2H3Cl3
Structure
Uses
Vapor degreasing, cleaning of electrical equipment, motors, electronic components and instruments, missle hardware, paintermediate masks, photographic film, printed circuit boards, and various metal and certain plastics componenets during manufacture. 1,1,1-Trichloroethane.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
25323-89-1
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2H3Cl3
Formula mass
133.40
Melting point, °C
-69
Boiling point, °C
66
Critical temperature
263
Critical pressure
43.8
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.30

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
It is best to store trichloroethane in steel. Keep in well ventilated area.
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
Safety goggles and self-contained breathing uipment are recommended as well as skin protection. Avoid aluminum uipment.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
Stable.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Carbon dioxide, dry chemical or foam.
Fire potential
Nonflammable.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

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.