MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Technical Name :  Chlorine

Chemical Formula :  Cl2

CAS Registry No.:7782-50-5

UN ‘No. :1017

Synonyms : Bertholite

Chemical Classification : Inorganic Chemical

Hazard Class: 2 & 6

Haz Chem Code : 2XE

Hazardous Waste ID No.17

Product Use:

Used in the Pulp & Paper, Textile Industries, Manufacture of Chemicals, Medicines,     Bleaching Powder, PVC etc., and disinfecting water.

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Ingredient  :  Chlorine   Concentration       CAS/UN NO               LC 50             LD50

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

State  

Liquified Gas under pressure

Molecular weight: 71

Vapour pressure : 6.3 atmp at 26°C

Melting Point  –     —-

Colour

GreenishYellow Gas Amber-Liquid

Specific gravity: Liquid 1.468 at 0 °C         

Vapour density: 2.482 at O°C

Boiling Point : -34°C

Odour

Pungent and Choking Odur

Water solubility          

  Slightly soluble (Max 1% at 10°C)

pH: —

Freezing Point : -101 °C

Others : Critical Pressure – 76.1 atm , Critical Temperature – 144°C

FIRE I EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flammability  : Non Flammable

Auto ignition temperature :  —      

Sensitivity to chemical impact  : Stable

REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Stability  : Stable

Reactivity

Mixture of Chlorine and Hydrogen is explosive.   Reacts with inorganic compounds such as lime, Caustic Soda, Soda ash and organic compounds such as hydro carbons, alchohols etc.

TDG Flammability :   —-      

Explosive  range   :    LELof HYdrogen Chlorine mixture   3.1% to 8.1%

Flash Point : —–

Hazardous combustion products : —-

Sensitivity to static discharge

Explosive in mixtures status with combustibles.

Incompatibility

Ammonia, Acetylene, Metals, Combustible materials

Dangerous reaction products

Trichloribensodoxin

HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Route of entry:

Inhalation, Skin contact, ingestion

Effects on acute exposure

Irritation of throat, intense cough, difficult in breathing. Pulmonary edema, Chest pain, vomtings, collapse, Freeze burns, imitation.

 

Sensitization to Material

Data not available

Permissible limits

TLV=1 PPM : 3 mg/M3

STEL=3 PPM : 9mg/M3

Lethal dose

LC 50 (Rat) = 2933 PPM/1 Hour

Effects on Chronic exposure

Permanent loss in pulmonary function.Bronchitis, preposition to Tuberculosis.

 

Synergistic materials

Data Not Available

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Storage requirement:

Bulk Storage in Steel Tanks licenced under SMPV Rules Filled in steel tonners or cylinders  for shipment.

Engineering Controls

Adequate ventilation. Spare tank for emergency        transfer Dike wall, emergency scrubber etc.

Leak, spill handling

If the leak in piping, shut off the Chlorine supply. If the leak is from cylinders, position the cylinder so that leak will be in gaseous phase. Contain Liquid spills. Do not pour water on leak containers.

Waste disposal

Nuetralise the waste Chlorine or spills      with alkaline solutions such as Caustic  Soda, Soda ash or slaked lime etc.

EMERGENCY I FIRST – AID MEASURES

Fire extinguishment    Non flammable gas

Handling Methods

Seamless steel, seamless copper flxible piping are used for handling liquid Chlorine

Personal protective equipment

Self contained Breathing Apparatus Gas filters  Protective Clothing.

Special shipping information

Grades of Purity           :           Technical

Storage Temp.             :           Ambient

Inert Atmosphere        :           Not required

Venting                          :           No vents

Special procedure        :           —–

First – Aid                                                                                Antidotes

 Remove the victim from contaminated area. Remove contaminated clothing. Provide fresh air circulation. Oxygen can be administered by trained person. If breathing ceased, start artifical respiration.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

One volume of liquid Chlorine expands 457 volumes of gas. Position the leak container so that leak spot comes at top, only gas escape  rather than liquid.

MANUFACTURER I SUPPLIER I CONSUMER DATA

THE ANDHRA SUGARS LIMITED

Chemicals & Fertilisers Division.

KOVVUR I SAGGONDA.

Phone: 08811-253418; 253428

E.mail to: info.kvr@theandhrasugars.com

CONTACT ADDRESS:

KOVVUR OFFICE:

Phones: 231597,231598,231599

Grams : CHEMICALS

Fax:08813-231218

DISCLAIMER.

The information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is believed to be reliable but no representation, guarantee  or   waranties of any kind are made as it’s accuracy, suitability for a particualr application or results to be obtained from  them. It is however, ensured that the information contained in the material safety data sheet is relevant to the product manufactured I handled or sold as the case may be by us.