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alachlor 15972-60-8 MSDS

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking
  Product identifiers
    Product name        : Alachlor    
    REACH No.        : A registration number is not available for this substance as the substance    
    or its uses are exempted from registration, the annual tonnage does not
    require a registration or the registration is envisaged for a later
    registration deadline.
    CAS-No.        : 15972-60-8    
  Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
    Identified uses        : Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture of substances    

SECTION 2: Hazards identification
  Classification of the substance or mixture
  Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Carcinogenicity (Category 2), H351
    Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4), H302
    Skin sensitisation (Category 1), H317
    Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 1), H400
    Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 1), H410
    For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
  Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC
    Xn Harmful        R22    
    N Dangerous for the        R50/53    
    For the full text of the R-phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
  Label elements
  Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Signal word        Warning    
    Hazard statement(s)
    H302        Harmful if swallowed.    
    H317        May cause an allergic skin reaction.    
    H351        Suspected of causing cancer.    
    H410        Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.    
    Precautionary statement(s)
    P273        Avoid release to the environment.    
    P280        Wear protective gloves.    
    P501        Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.    
    Supplemental Hazard        none    
  Other hazards - none

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients
    : 2-Chloro-2′,6′-diethyl-N-(methoxymethyl)acetanilide
    Formula        : C14H20ClNO2    
    Molecular Weight        : 269,77 g/mol    
    CAS-No.        : 15972-60-8    
    EC-No.        : 240-110-8    
  Hazardous ingredients according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Component        Classification        Concentration    
    CAS-No.        15972-60-8        Acute Tox. 4; Skin Sens. 1;        <= 100 %    
    EC-No.        240-110-8        Carc. 2; Aquatic Acute 1;    
    Index-No.        616-015-00-6        Aquatic Chronic 1; H302,    
    H317, H351, H410
    For the full text of the H-Statements and R-Phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16

SECTION 4: First aid measures
  Description of first aid measures
  General advice
    Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
  If inhaled
    If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
  In case of skin contact
    Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
  In case of eye contact
    Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
  If swallowed
    Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
  Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
    The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in
    section 11
  Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
    no data available

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures
  Extinguishing media
  Suitable extinguishing media
    Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
  Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
    Carbon oxides, Hydrogen chloride gas, nitrogen oxides (NOx)
    Carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides (NOx), Hydrogen chloride gas
  Advice for firefighters
    Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
  Further information
    no data available

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures
  Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
    Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure
    adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
    For personal protection see section 8.
  Environmental precautions
    Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the
    environment must be avoided.
  Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
    Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed
    containers for disposal.
  Reference to other sections
    For disposal see section 13.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage
  Precautions for safe handling
    Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
    Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
    For precautions see section 2.2.
  Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
    Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
  Specific end use(s)
    A part from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
  Control parameters
  Components with workplace control parameters
  Exposure controls
  Appropriate engineering controls
    Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and
    at the end of workday.
  Personal protective equipment
  Eye/face protection
    Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under
    appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
  Skin protection
    Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique
    (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of
    contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.
    Wash and dry hands.
    The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and
    the standard EN 374 derived from it.
  Body Protection
    Complete suit protecting against chemicals, The type of protective equipment must be selected
    according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
  Respiratory protection
    Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face particle
    respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering
    controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use
    respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such
    as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
  Control of environmental exposure
    Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into
    the environment must be avoided.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties
  Information on basic physical and chemical properties
    a) Appearance        Form: solid    
    b) Odour        no data available    
    c) Odour Threshold        no data available    
    d) pH        no data available    
    e) Melting point/freezing        no data available    
    f) Initial boiling point and 100 °C at 0,03 hPa
    boiling range
    g) Flash point        no data available    
    h) Evapouration rate        no data available    
    i) Flammability (solid, gas) no data available
    j) Upper/lower        no data available    
    flammability or
    explosive limits
    k) Vapour pressure        0,0020 hPa at 25 °C    
    l) Vapour density        no data available    
    m) Relative density        1,130 g/cm3 at 25 °C    
    n) Water solubility        slightly soluble    
    o) Partition coefficient: n- log Pow: 3,5
    p) Auto-ignition        no data available    
    q) Decomposition        no data available    
    r) Viscosity        no data available    
    s) Explosive properties        no data available    
    t) Oxidizing properties        no data available    
  Other safety information
    no data available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity
    no data available
  Chemical stability
    Stable under recommended storage conditions.
  Possibility of hazardous reactions
    no data available
  Conditions to avoid
    no data available
  Incompatible materials
    Strong oxidizing agents
  Hazardous decomposition products
    Other decomposition products - no data available
    In the event of fire: see section 5

SECTION 11: Toxicological information
  Information on toxicological effects
  Acute toxicity
    LD50 Oral - rat - 1.350 mg/kg
    LD50 Oral - rat - 930 mg/kg
    LC50 Inhalation - rat - 6 h - > 23.400 mg/m3
    LD50 Dermal - rabbit - 3.500 mg/kg
  Skin corrosion/irritation
    Skin - rabbit
    Result: Mild skin irritation
  Serious eye damage/eye irritation
    Eyes - rabbit
    Result: No eye irritation
  Respiratory or skin sensitisation
  Germ cell mutagenicity
    Mutation in mammalian somatic cells.
    Cytogenetic analysis
    Sister chromatid exchange
    Cytogenetic analysis
    Sister chromatid exchange
    Micronucleus test
    DNA damage
    Cytogenetic analysis
    Cytogenetic analysis
    Carcinogenicity - rat - Oral
    Tumorigenic:Neoplastic by RTECS criteria. Gastrointestinal:Tumors. Endocrine:Thyroid tumors.
    Carcinogenicity - mouse - Oral
    Tumorigenic:Carcinogenic by RTECS criteria. Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration:Tumors.
    Limited evidence of carcinogenicity in animal studies
    IARC:        No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as    
    probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
  Reproductive toxicity
    no data available
  Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
    no data available
  Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
    no data available
  Aspiration hazard
    no data available
  Additional Information
    RTECS: AE1225000

SECTION 12: Ecological information
    Toxicity to fish        mortality NOEC - Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) - 1,4 mg/l - 96,0 h    
    LC50 - Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill) - 2,5 mg/l - 96,0 h
    Toxicity to daphnia and EC50 - Daphnia magna (Water flea) - 13 mg/l - 48 h
    other aquatic
    Toxicity to algae        Growth inhibition LOEC - Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata - 0,008 mg/l - 96 h    
    EC50 - Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae) - 0,011 mg/l - 72 h
  Persistence and degradability
  Bioaccumulative potential
    Bioaccumulation        Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) - 21 d    
    - 0,66 µg/l
    Bioconcentration factor (BCF): 50,2
  Mobility in soil
    no data available
  Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
    PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
  Other adverse effects
    Very toxic to aquatic life.

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations
  Waste treatment methods
    Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Dissolve or mix the material
    with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
  Contaminated packaging
    Dispose of as unused product.

SECTION 14: Transport information
  UN number
    ADR/RID: 3077        IMDG: 3077        IATA: 3077    
  UN proper shipping name
    IATA:        Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (Alachlor)    
  Transport hazard class(es)
    ADR/RID: 9        IMDG: 9        IATA: 9    
  Packaging group
    ADR/RID: III        IMDG: III        IATA: III    
  Environmental hazards
    ADR/RID: yes        IMDG Marine pollutant: yes        IATA: yes    
  Special precautions for user
  Further information
    EHS-Mark required (ADR, IMDG code 2.10.3) for single packagings and combination
    packagings containing inner packagings with Dangerous Goods > 5L for liquids or > 5kg for solids.



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