|CAS #: 108-38-3||meta-Xylene
| UN #: 1307
| EINECS #: 203-576-3
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Flammable. Above 27°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Above 27°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).||Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Dry skin. Redness.||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety spectacles.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants and strong acids.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C6H4(CH3)2 / C8H10
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 100 ppm as TWA.
EU-OEL: 150 ppm as STEL.
A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: 440 mg/m3, 100 ppm; peak limitation category: II(2); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: D.
221 mg/m3, 50 ppm as TWA; 442 mg/m3, 100 ppm as STEL; (skin)
|The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated.
The recommendations on this Card also apply to technical xylene.
See ICSCs 0084 and 0086.
Symbol: Xn; R: 10-20/21-38; S: (2)-25; Note: C
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations