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Section 1. Product and Company Identification
Product Name 1,2-Dichloroethane, GR Product Code DX0800
Manufacturer
EMD Chemicals Inc.
P.O. Box 70
480 Democrat Road
Gibbstown, NJ 08027
Prior to January 1, 2003 EMD Chemicals Inc. was EM Industries, Inc. or EM Science, Division of EM Industries, Inc.
Effective Date
7/29/2005
For More Information Call In Case of Emergency Call
856-423-6300 Technical Service
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
800-424-9300 CHEMTREC (USA)
613-996-6666 CANUTEC (Canada)
24 Hours/Day: 7 Days/Week
Synonym ETHYLENE CHLORIDE
Material Uses Analytical reagent.
Chemical Family Chlorinated hydrocarbon.


Section 2. Composition and Information on Ingredients
Component CAS # % by Weight
Ethylene Dichloride 107-06-2 100


Section 3. Hazards Identification
Physical State and Appearance Liquid. (Colorless.)
Emergency Overview WARNING!
FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOR.
VAPOR MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE.
POSSIBLE CANCER HAZARD.
MAY CAUSE CANCER BASED ON ANIMAL DATA.
HARMFUL IF INHALED OR SWALLOWED.
CAUSES SEVERE EYE IRRITATION.
CAUSES DAMAGE TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANS: KIDNEYS, LIVER, SKIN, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, EYE, LENS OR CORNEA.
MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical(s) known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Routes of Entry Absorbed through skin. Dermal contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Potential Acute Health Effects
Eyes Extremely hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching.
Skin May be hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant). Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.
Inhalation Hazardous in case of inhalation.
Ingestion Hazardous in case of ingestion.
Potential Chronic Health Effects
Carcinogenic Effects Classified + (Proven.) by NIOSH. Classified 2B (Possible for human.) by IARC.
Additional information See Toxicological Information (section 11)
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Overexposure: Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.


Section 4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.
Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention immediately.


Section 5. Fire Fighting Measures
Flammability of the Product Product will burn.
Auto-ignition Temperature 412.82C (775.1F)
Flash Points Open cup: 15.9C (60.6F).
Flammable Limits Not available.
Products of Combustion These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2), halogenated compounds.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances Highly flammable in presence of open flames, sparks and static discharge, of shocks, of heat, of oxidizing materials.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge:
Highly flammable in presence of open flames, sparks and static discharge.
Highly explosive in presence of open flames, sparks and static discharge.

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact:
Highly flammable in presence of shocks.
Highly explosive in presence of shocks.
Fire Fighting Media
and Instructions
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use alcohol foam, water spray or fog. Cool containing vessels with water jet in order to prevent pressure build-up, autoignition or explosion.
Protective Clothing (Fire) Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards Vapor may travel considerable distance to source of ignition and flash back.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards Not available.


Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill and Leak Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste disposal.
Large Spill and Leak Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Stop leak if without risk. Absorb with DRY earth, sand or other non-combustible material. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to reduce vapors. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Call for assistance on disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
Spill Kit Information The following EMD Chemicals Inc. SpillSolv ® absorbent is recommended for this product: SX1330 Solvent Treatment Kit


Section 7. Handling and Storage
Handling Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Keep container closed. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not breathe gas/fumes/ vapor/spray.
Storage Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.


Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective occupational exposure limits. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the work-station location.
Personal Protection
Eyes Splash goggles.
Body Lab coat.
Respiratory Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate.
Hands Gloves.
Feet Not applicable.
Protective Clothing (Pictograms)
Splash goggles Lab coat Vapor Respirator Gloves
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self-contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.
Product Name Exposure Limits
Ethylene Dichloride BAUA (Germany, 1997).
Spitzenbegrenzung: 80 mg/m3
Spitzenbegrenzung: 20 ppm
TWA: 20 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
TWA: 5 ppm 8 hour(s).
DK-Arbejdstylsinet (Denmark, 1996). Skin
GV: 4 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
GV: 1 ppm 8 hour(s).
INRS (France, 1996).
VME: 40 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
VME: 10 ppm 8 hour(s).
National Authority for Occupational Safety/Health (Ireland, 1999). Skin
STEL: 40 mg/m3 15 minute(s).
STEL: 10 ppm 15 minute(s).
OEL: 20 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
OEL: 5 ppm 8 hour(s).
Arbeidsinspectie (Netherlands, 1999).
TGG 8 uur: 7 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
TGG 8 uur: 1.5 ppm 8 hour(s).
N-Arbeidstylsinet (Norway, 1996). Skin
AN: 4 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
AN: 1 ppm 8 hour(s).
EH40-MEL (United Kingdom (UK), 1997). Skin
TWA: 21 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
TWA: 5 ppm 8 hour(s).
ACGIH (United States, 1996).
TWA: 40 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
TWA: 10 ppm 8 hour(s).
NIOSH REL (United States, 1994).
STEL: 8 mg/m3 15 minute(s).
STEL: 2 ppm 15 minute(s).
TWA: 4 mg/m3 10 hour(s).
TWA: 1 ppm 10 hour(s).
OSHA Final Rule (United States, 1989).
STEL: 8 mg/m3 15 minute(s).
STEL: 2 ppm 15 minute(s).
TWA: 4 mg/m3 8 hour(s).
TWA: 1 ppm 8 hour(s).
OSHA Transitional Rule (United States, 1993).
AMP: 200 ppm 5 minute(s).
CEIL: 100 ppm
TWA: 50 ppm 8 hour(s).


Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Odor Chloroform.
Color Colorless.
Physical State and Appearance Liquid. (Colorless.)
Molecular Weight 98.96 g/mole
Molecular Formula C2-H4-Cl2
pH Not available.
Boiling/Condensation Point 83.6C (182.5F)
Melting/Freezing Point -35.35C (-31.6F)
Critical Temperature 287.9C (550.2F)
Specific Gravity 1.2569 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure Not available.
Vapor Density 3.42 (Air = 1)
Odor Threshold 100 ppm
Evaporation Rate 5.05 compared to (n-BUTYL ACETATE=1)
LogKow Not available.
Solubility Very slightly soluble in water.


Section 10. Stability and Reactivity
Stability and Reactivity The product is stable.
Conditions of Instability Not available.
Incompatibility with Various Substances Highly reactive with oxidizing agents.
Rem/Incompatibility Not available.
Hazardous Decomposition Products These products are halogenated compounds.
Hazardous Polymerization Will not occur.


Section 11. Toxicological Information
RTECS Number:
1,2-Dichloroethane KI0525000
Toxicity Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 413 mg/kg [Mouse].
Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): 2800 mg/kg [Rabbit].
Chronic Effects on Humans CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified + (Proven.) by NIOSH. Classified 2B (Possible for human.) by IARC.
Acute Effects on Humans Extremely hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching. May be hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant). Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering. Non-permeator by skin. Hazardous in case of inhalation. Hazardous in case of ingestion.
Synergetic Products (Toxicologically) Not available.
Irritancy Draize Test ( Rabbit):
Eyes: 500 mg/24h. Reaction: Mild.
Skin: 500 mg/24h mild
Sensitization Not available.
Carcinogenic Effects Classified + (Proven.) by NIOSH. Classified 2B (Possible for human.) by IARC.
Toxicity to Reproductive System Tests on laboratory animals for reproductive effects are cited in Registry of Toxic Effects on Chemical Substances (RTECS).
Teratogenic Effects Not available.
Mutagenic Effects Tests on laboratory animals for mutagenic effects are cited in Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS).


Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available.
BOD5 and COD Not available.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation The products of degradation are as toxic as the product itself.


Section 13. Disposal Considerations
EPA Waste Number U077 D001 D028
Treatment Specified Technology - Incineration or fuels blending to less than the TCLP standard. Contact your local permitted waste disposal site (TSD) for permissible treatment sites. Always contact a permitted waste disposal (TSD) to assure compliance with all current local, state, and Federal Regulations.


Section 14. Transport Information
DOT Classification Proper Shipping Name: ETHYLENE DICHLORIDE
Hazard Class: 3
UN number: UN1184
Packing Group: II
RQ: 100 lbs. (45.36 kg)
TDG Classification Not available.
IMO/IMDG Classification Proper Shipping Name: ETHYLENE DICHLORIDE
Hazard Class: 3
UN number: UN1184
Packing Group: II
RQ: 100
ICAO/IATA Classification Not available.


Section 15. Regulatory Information
U.S. Federal Regulations TSCA 8(a) PAIR: Ethylene Dichloride
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Ethylene Dichloride
TSCA 8(d) H and S data reporting: Ethylene Dichloride: 1987
SARA 302/304/311/312 extremely hazardous substances: No products were found.
SARA 302/304 emergency planning and notification: No products were found.
SARA 302/304/311/312 hazardous chemicals: Ethylene Dichloride
SARA 311/312 MSDS distribution - chemical inventory - hazard identification: Ethylene Dichloride: Fire Hazard, Immediate (Acute) Health Hazard, Delayed (Chronic) Health Hazard
SARA 313 toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Ethylene Dichloride
Clean Water Act (CWA) 307: Ethylene Dichloride
Clean Water Act (CWA) 311: No products were found.
Clean air act (CAA) 112 accidental release prevention: No products were found.
Clean air act (CAA) 112 regulated flammable substances: No products were found.
Clean air act (CAA) 112 regulated toxic substances: No products were found.
WHMIS (Canada) CLASS B-2: Flammable liquid with a flash point lower than 37.8C (100F).
Class D-1B: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (TOXIC).
Class D-2A: Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).
Class D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).
CEPA DSL: Ethylene Dichloride
This product has been classifed in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Product Regulations and the MSDS contains all required information.
International Regulations
EINECS Ethylene Dichloride 203-458-1
DSCL (EEC) R11- Highly flammable.
R22- Harmful if swallowed.
R38- Irritating to skin.
R41- Risk of serious damage to eyes.
International Lists Australia (NICNAS): Ethylene Dichloride

Japan (MITI): Ethylene Dichloride

Japan (MOL): Ethylene Dichloride

Korea (TCCL): Ethylene Dichloride

Philippines (RA6969): Ethylene Dichloride
China: No products were found.
State Regulations Pennsylvania RTK: Ethylene Dichloride: (special hazard, environmental hazard, generic environmental hazard)
Massachusetts RTK: Ethylene Dichloride
New Jersey: Ethylene Dichloride
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, which would require a warning under the statute: Ethylene Dichloride
California prop. 65 (no significant risk level): Ethylene Dichloride
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: Ethylene Dichloride


Section 16. Other Information
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Notice to Reader
The statements contained herein are based upon technical data that EMD Chemicals Inc. believes to be reliable, are offered for information purposes only and as a guide to the appropriate precautionary and emergency handling of the material by a properly trained person having the necessary technical skills. Users should consider these data only as a supplement to other information gathered by them and must make independent determinations of suitability and completeness of information from all sources to assure proper use, storage and disposal of these materials and the safety and health of employees and customers and the protection of the environment. EMD CHEMICALS INC. MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN OR THE PRODUCT TO WHICH THE INFORMATION REFERS.