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Ethyl trichloroacetate

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[Flash Point]

[Fire Fighting]

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Combustible Liquid. Containers may explode when heated. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers.
[Fire Potential]

Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.

If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.

Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.

Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.

Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.

May cause severe gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and possible burns.

May cause severe respiratory tract irritation and possible burns.

May cause skin irritation and possible burns.

Causes eye irritation and possible burns.

When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards.
[EC Risk Phrase]

R 36/37/38
[EC Safety Phrase]

S 26 36
[UN (DOT)]

[Personal Protection]

Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.

Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Colorless liquid. Menthol odor.
[Solubility in water]

[Boiling Point]

[Vapor Pressure]

2 (25 C)

1.409 g/cm3 (0 C)
[Partition Coefficient]

[Heat Of Vaporization]

40.4 kJ/mol
[Vapor Density]

[Refractive Index]

1.4505 (20 C)
[Product Name]

Ethyl trichloroacetate

Acetic acid, trichloro-, ethyl ester
Ethyl 2,2,2-trichloroacetate


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[Beilstein Reference]

[Small spills/leaks]

Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.

Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.

Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.

Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, chloroform.
[Combustion Products]

Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
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