1,1-Dichloroethane

CAS RN:75-34-3

Storage Conditions

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

Store in a flammable liquid storage area or approved cabinet away from ignition sources and corrosive and reactive materials. ... Before entering confined space where this chemical may be present, check to make sure that an explosive concentration does not exist. 1,1-Dichloroethane must be stored to avoid contact with strong oxidizers, such as chlorine, bromine, and fluorine, since violent reactions occur. Store in tightly closed containers in a cool, well-ventilated area away from heat. Sources of ignition, such as smoking and open flames are prohibited where 1,1-dichloroethane is used, handled, or stored in a manner that could create a potential fire or explosion hazard. Metal containers used in the transfer of 5 gallons or more of 1,1-dichloroethane should be grounded and bonded. Drums must be equipped with self-closing valves, pressure vacuum bungs, and flame arresters. Use only nonsparking tools and equipment, especially when opening and closing containers of 1,1-dichloroethane.

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