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BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDEICSC: 0387
N,N-Dimethyl-N-(2-(2-(4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy)ethoxy)ethyl) benzenemethanaminium chlorideMarch 2006
CAS #: 121-54-0
EC Number: 204-479-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation (not if powder).  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Blurred vision. Pain. Severe burns.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Convulsions. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Harmful if swallowed
Causes skin irritation
Causes serious eye damage
Toxic to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0387
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OR WHITE HYGROSCOPIC SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxides. 

Formula: C27H42NO2.Cl
Molecular mass: 448.1
Melting point: 160-165°C
Solubility in water: very good
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.0  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes. The substance is irritating to the skin. 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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