74-87-3 Methyl chloride

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CAS 74-87-3 -

CAS Number:  74-87-3

Chemical Name:  Methyl chloride

Type of Toxicity:  developmental

Listing Mechanism:  Authoritative Bodies (AB)

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Date Listed:  10-Mar-00

Chemical Formula:  CH3Cl

EC Number (EINECS):  200-817-4

Synonyms:  Methane, chloro-;Artic;Chloromethane;Freon 40;Monochloromethane;CH3Cl;Chloor-methaan;Chlor-methan;Chlorure de methyle;Clorometano;Cloruro di metile;Methylchlorid;Metylu chlorek;R 40;Rcra waste number U045;UN 1063;Refrigerant R40

Use:  wide variety of uses, including synthetic agent, herbicide, refrigerant,

Appearance:  colourless gas

Melting Point:  -97 C

Boiling Point:  -24.2 C

Vapor Density:  1.74

Vapor Pressure:  3796 mm Hg at 20C

Flash Point:  -46 C

Explosion Limits:  7% - 19%

Auto Ignition:  631 C

Water Solubility:  slight

Stability:  Stable. May react violently or explosively with interhalogens, magnesium, zinc, potassium, sodium or their alloys. Incompatible with natural rubber and neoprene composites, but does not attack PVA. Highly flammable. May decompose upon exposure to moist air or water.

Molecular Weight:  50.4872

More info:  Methyl chloride (chloromethane) CAS 74-87-3...

Related Hazardous Material Name:  Chloropicrin and Methyl chloride mixture

Emergency Response Guide Number:  119

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