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Halogenated Ethers : Physical & Chemical Hazards

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Chemical Name
CAS-Number

Physical

Chemical

UN Class or Division /  Subsidiary Risks

BIS(CHLOROMETHYL)ETHER
542-88-1

The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed

The substance decomposes on heating and on contact with water, producing toxic and corrosive fumes of hydrogen chloride, formaldehyde • Attacks many metals, resins and plastics

6.1

CHLOROMETHYL METHYL ETHER
107-30-2

The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible

On combustion, forms toxic gases and vapours (phosgene and hydrogen chloride) • The substance decomposes on contact with water producing hydrogen chloride and formaldehyde • Attacks many metals in presence of water

6.1/ 3

DICHLOROETHYL ETHER
111-44-4

6.1

DICHLOROISOPROPYL ETHER
108-60-1

6.1

For UN Class: 1.5 = very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard; 2.1 = flammable gas; 2.3 = toxic gas; 3 = flammable liquid; 4.1 = flammable solid; 4.2 = substance liable to spontaneous combustion; 4.3 = substance which in contact with water emits flammable gases; 5.1 = oxidizing substance; 6.1 = toxic; 7 = radioactive; 8 = corrosive substance

 

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Contents

Preface
Part I. The Body
Part II. Health Care
Part III. Management & Policy
Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Part V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
Part VI. General Hazards
Part VII. The Environment
Part VIII. Accidents and Safety Management
Part IX. Chemicals
Part X. Industries Based on Biological Resources
Part XI. Industries Based on Natural Resources
Part XII. Chemical Industries
Part XIII. Manufacturing Industries
Part XIV. Textile and Apparel Industries
Part XV. Transport Industries
Part XVI. Construction
Part XVII. Services and Trade
Part XVIII. Guides