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General Description

Synonyms: 2-Chloroethanol; 2-Chloroethyl alcohol

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 1120

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 107-07-3

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: KK0875000; 34300

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: UN1135 131 Flammable Liquid, Poison

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colorless liquid with an ether-like odor
molecular weight: 81
vapor pressure: 5 mm
boiling point: 266°F
melting point: -81°F

Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers and caustics

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 5 ppm, 16 mg/m3 (Skin)

Construction Industry: 5 ppm, 16 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 1 ppm, 3.3 mg/m3 Ceiling (Skin); Appendix A4 (Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 1 ppm Ceiling (Skin)

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Mucous membrane irritation; nausea, vomiting; vertigo, incoordination; numbness; vision disturbance; headaches; thirst; delirium; low blood pressure; collapse, shock, coma

Health Effects: Acute Toxicity (HE4); Mutagen (HE2) Chronic toxicity liver, kidney, skin, and lungs (HE3)

Affected Organs: Respiratory system, liver, kidneys, CNS, skin, CVS

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Petroleum Base Charcoal Tube (100/50 mg sections, 20/40 mesh)
    analytical solvent: (95:5) Carbon Disulfide/Isopropanol
    maximum volume: 35 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min (TWA)
    minimum time: 15 Minutes
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min (Ceiling)
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
    method reference: 1 (NIOSH 2513 [20 KB PDF, 4 pages])
    sampling and analytical error: 0.12
    method classification: Fully Validated
    note: Submit as a separate sample.

Secondary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SAM2):

  • device: Instrumentation
    company: Infrared Spectrophotometer
    part #: MIRAN 1A & 1B
    range: 0.2 ppm @ 9.3 um
    class: Mfg

Wipe Sampling Method:

  • sampling media: charcoal pad
    note: seal in glass vial for shipment.

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