- 1,1-Dimethylethyl hypochlorite
- Hypochlorous acid, tert-butyl ester
- Hypochlorous acid, 1,1-dimethylethyl ester
A slightly yellowish liquid with a pungent odor.
Dehydration of alcohols.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
76.85 - 77.85
0.9583 g/cm3 (18 C)
Solubility in water
1.4077 (11.5 C)
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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 appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors. 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. Use natural deep water pockets, excavated lagoons, or sand bag barriers to trap material at bottom. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
Reacts violently with rubber.
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Use alcohol foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Use graphite, soda ash, powdered sodium chloride, or suitable dry powder. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources. Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped.
May ignite on contact with moist air or moisture. May burn rapidly with flare-burning effect. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. Some may decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Inhalation of decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
Contact with substance may cause severe burns.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
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