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First-aid measures

1 Description of first aid measures

General information:

Take affected persons out of danger area and lay down.

Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.

Remove breathing equipment only after contaminated clothing have been completely removed.

In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.

· After inhalation: Supply fresh air or oxygen; call for doctor. In case of unconsciousness place patient stably in side position for transportation.

· After skin contact: Immediately rinse with water. Call a doctor immediately.

· After eye contact: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Seek medical treatment.

· After swallowing: Rinse out mouth and then drink plenty of water. If symptoms persist consult doctor. Do NOT induce vomiting.

2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

No further relevant information available.

3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Medical supervision for at least 48 hours.

Later observation for pneumonia and pulmonary oedema.

Fire-fighting measures

1 Extinguishing media

· Suitable extinguishing agents: CO2, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam. Use fire extinguishing methods suitable to surrounding conditions.

· For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents: Water with full jet

2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Formation of toxic gases is possible during heating or in case of fire.

In case of fire, the following can be released:

Carbon monoxide

Carbon dioxide

Hydrogen chloride

3 Advice for firefighters

· Protective equipment: Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.

· Additional information: Cool endangered receptacles with water spray. Collect contaminated fire fighting water separately. It must not enter the sewage system.

Accidental release measures

1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.

2 Environmental precautions: Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.

3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:

Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust).

Dispose of the material collected according to regulations.

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.

Open and handle receptacle with care.

Prevent formation of aerosols.

Information about fire and explosion protection: Keep respiratory protective device available.

2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Uninhibited monomer vapors can polymerize and plug relief devices. Maintain inhibitor and dissolved oxygen level. Do not purge containers of this material with nitrogen. Flammable mixtures may exist within the vapor space of containers at room temperature. Store in original unopened container. Store in the following material(s): High density polyethylene (HDPE). Fiberglass. Crosslinked high density polyethylene (HDPE). Glass-lined container. Do not store in: Opened or unlabeled containers. Zinc. Lead. Iron. Stainless steel.

Carbon steel. Ferrous metals or their alloys.


· Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: Store only in the original receptacle.

· Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from oxidising agents.

· Further information about storage conditions: Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed receptacles.

3 Specific end use(s) No further relevant information available.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
Vinylbenzyl chloride
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Marine pollutant = true

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
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Proper shipping name and description:
TOXIC LIQUID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (Vinylbenzyl Chloride)
Chemical name:
Vinylbenzyl chloride
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Exposure controls / personal protection

1 Control parameters

· Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace: The product does not contain any relevant quantities of materials with critical values that have to be monitored at the workplace.

2 Exposure controls

Personal protective equipment:

· General protective and hygienic measures:

Do not eat, drink, smoke or sniff while working.

Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.

Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing.

Store protective clothing separately.

Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.

The usual precautionary measures are to be adhered to when handling chemicals.

· Respiratory protection:

In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or longer exposure use self-contained respiratory protective device. Organic vapor cartridge, type A (boiling point >65 ºC)

· Protection of hands: Protective gloves

Only use chemical-protective gloves with CE-labelling of category III.

The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the product/ the substance/ the preparation. Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion and the degradation.

· Material of gloves

The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Polyethylene. Ethyl vinyl alcohol laminate ("EVAL"). Viton. Polyvinyl alcohol ("PVA"). Examples of acceptable glove barrier materials include: Neoprene. Chlorinated polyethylene. Natural rubber ("latex"). Polyvinyl chloride ("PVC" or "vinyl"). Nitrile/butadiene rubber ("nitrile" or "NBR"). Avoid gloves made of: Butyl rubber. When prolonged or frequently repeated contact may occur, a glove with a protection class of 5 or higher (breakthrough time greater than 240 minutes according to EN 374) is recommended. When only brief contact is expected, a glove with a protection class of 3 or higher (breakthrough time greater than 60 minutes according to EN 374) is recommended.

· Penetration time of glove material

The exact break through time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be observed.

· Eye protection: Tightly sealed goggles

· Body protection: Protective work clothing

Stability and reactivity

1 Reactivity: No further relevant information available.

2 Chemical stability: No decomposition if used and stored according to specifications.

· Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: No decomposition if used according to specifications.

3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Can occur. Elevated temperatures can cause hazardous polymerization. The inhibitor used with this monomer can separate if product becomes frozen. Polymerization can be catalyzed by: Absence of air. Acids. Bases. Iron. Metal oxides. Rust. Uninhibited monomer vapors can polymerize and plug relief devices.

4 Conditions to avoid

Exposure to elevated temperatures can cause product to decompose. Do not blanket or purge with an inert gas to avoid depleting the oxygen concentration. Avoid open flames, welding arcs, or other high temperature sources which induce thermal decomposition

5 Incompatible materials:

Avoid contact with oxidizing materials. Avoid contact with: Acids. Activated carbon. Bases. Friedel-Crafts catalyst. Metal halides. Metal oxides. Polymerization Rust. Silicone grease. Avoid contact with metals such as: Zinc. Lead. Iron. Stainless steel.

6 Hazardous decomposition products: No dangerous decomposition products known.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

· Recommendation: Must be specially treated adhering to official regulations.

Uncleaned packaging

· Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.