BHCZL - CHLORINE

Product Identification

Product ID:CHLORINE
MSDS Date:07/01/1979
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-169-0786
MSDS Number: BHCZL

Responsible Party
CORPORATE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
SCHENECTADY, NY 12305
US

Info Phone: 518-385-4085

Cage: 00KU7

Contractor
CORPORATE ADVANCED DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
SCHENECTADY, NY 12305 US

Cage: 00KU7

Ingredients

CHLORINE (SARA III)

CAS: 7782-50-5

RTECS: FO2100000

Fraction By Weight: > 99%

OSHA PEL (C) 1 PPM

ACGIH TLV: 0.5 PPM/1 STEL; 9293

EPA Report Quantity: 10 LBS

DOT Report Quantity: 10 LBS

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ANY CONTACT WITH LIQUID CHLORINE
CAUSES BURNS, BLISTERING AND TISSUE DESTRUCTIONHIGH LEVEL EXPOSURES
CAN RESULT IN DEATH.
Effects of Overexposure:MILD TO MAJOR SYMPTOMS ARE: IRRITATION TO EYES,
NOSE, & RESPIRATORY TRACT;COUGH-ING; DYSPNEA; BURNS OF THE SKIN;
CONJUNCTIVITIS; PULMONARY EDEMA; AND DEATH. RE-DUCED RESPIRATORY
CAPACITY AND DENTAL ER OSION CAN RESULT FROM CHRONIC LOW
LEVELEXPOSURE. LIQ CHLORINE CAUSES BURNS, BLISTERING AND TISSUE
DESTRUCTION.

First Aid

First Aid:EYE CONTACT: FLUSH EYES WITH WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MIN.
HOLDING EYELIDS OPEN. IFMEDICAL HELP IS NOT READILY AVAIL. CONTINUE
FLUSHING WITH WATER. SKIN CONTACT: (TREAT FOR INHALATION EXPOSURE
FIRST)REM OVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING UNDER A SAFETYSHOWER, WASH
EXPOSED SKIN AREAS THOROUGHLY WITH WATER. INHILATION: REMOVE TO
FRESH AIR.GIVE CPR IF VICTIM IS NOT BREATHING.IN MILD CASES GIVE
MILK FOR RELIEF

Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Media:USE WATER SPRAY TO COOL INTACT, FIRE-EXPOSED
CONTAINERS. IF POSSIBLE, HAVE SPECIALLY TRAINED PERSONNEL REMOVE
CYL.
Fire Fighting Procedures:FIREFIGHTERS MUST USE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING
EQUIP, EYE PROTECTION, AND FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WHEN FIGHTING
FIRES IN WHICH CHLORINE IS INVOLVED.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CHLORINE WILL SUPPORT THE BURNING OF MOST
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, JUST AS OXYGEN DOES. FLAMMABLE GASES &
VAPORS CAN FORM EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH CHLORINE.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:ESTABLISH WRITTEN EMERG PLANS & SPECIAL
PERSONNEL TRAINING WHERE CHLORINE IS USED.PROVIDE PROTECTIVEGEAR.
PROVIDE VENTILATION. EXCLUDE ALL BUT TRAINEDPERSONNEL. FIND & STOP
LEAK.MOVE LEAKING CONTAINER TO ISOLATED AREA. POSITION TO RELEASE
GAS NOT LIQ.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE/USE IN WELL-VENTILATED AREAS
AWAY FROM SOURCOF HEAT & IGNITION.FOLLOW STANDARD SAFETY
PROCEDURFOR CONTAINERS OF COMPRESSED, CORROSIVE GASES.
Other Precautions:PROVIDE SPECIAL TRAINING TO WORKERS HANDLING
CHLORINE. REGULARLY INSPECT (&TEST)PIPING & CONTAINMENT USED FOR
CHLORINE SERVICE. USE ENCLOSED,ISOLATED PROCESSINGAND HANDLING
WHENEVER POSSIBLE.UNCONTROL LABLE LEAKS MAY REQUIRE
ENVIR.EVACUATION

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:FULL FACE-PIECE RESPIRATORS MUST BE AVAILABLE
FOR NON-ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY USE:CANISTER GAS MASK BELOW 5000 PPM
IN AIR AND SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING EQUIPMENT FOR OTHER
CONDITIONS.
Ventilation:PROVIDE GENERAL AND LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION TO MEET TLV
REQUIREMENTS. PROVIDE SUITABLE VENTING FOR LOW LYING AREAS.
Protective Gloves:IMPERVIOUS GLOVES
Eye Protection:CHEMICAL SAFETY GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Work Hygienic Practices:DAILY CHANGE OF WORK CLOTHES AND SHOWERING
AFTER WORK SHIFTSARE RECOMMENDED.
Supplemental Safety and Health
EYEWASH STATIONS & CHEMICAL SAFETY SHOWERS MUST BE AVAILABLE IN AREAS
OF HANDLIN& STORAGE OF CHLORINE. USE PREPLACEMENT & PERIODIC
MEDICAL EXAMS; PRECLUDE FROM WORKPLACE EXPOSURE TO CHLORINE THOSE
WIT H CARDIAC, PULMONARY OR CHRONIC RESPIRA-TORY PROBLEMS.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:1 ATM -34C
Vapor Pres:*SEE BELOW
Vapor Density:2.49
Solubility in Water:@20C, 1 ATM, G/L 7.3
Appearance and Odor:GREENISH-YELLOW GAS OR CLEAR,AMBER COLORED LIQUID
W/SUFFOCATING, PUNGENT ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:> 99

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
AVOID MATERIALS SUCH AS ACETYLENE, TURPENTINE, OTHER HYDRO- CARBONS,
AMMONIA, HYDROGEN, ETHER, POWDERED METALS, ETC.
Stability Condition to Avoid:AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT. CHLORINE IS POWERFUL
OXIDIZING AGENT &REACTS VIOLENTLY WITH REDUCING AGENTS &
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Hazardous Decomposition Products:NK *VAP PRES: @ 20C, MM HG --- 4800

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:BUBBLE THROUGH A LARGE VOLUME OF 15% AQUEOUS
NAOH OR OTHER ALKALI. SUITABLEY DISPOSE OF RESULTING SOLUTION.
FOLLOW FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULA- TIONS.

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