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BENZOPHENONEICSC: 0389
May 2010
CAS #: 119-61-9Diphenyl ketone
Benzoylbenzene
Phenyl ketone
Diphenylmethanone
EINECS #: 204-337-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Risk of fire and explosion on contact with: See Chemical Dangers.  NO open flames.    Use powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

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. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

cancer;health haz
WARNING
Causes mild skin irritation
Causes damage to the liver and the kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure if swallowed
Harmful to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
BENZOPHENONE ICSC: 0389
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS WITH FLOWERY ODOR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic gases. Reacts with strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: C13H10O / C6H5COC6H5
Molecular mass: 182.2
Boiling point: 305°C
Decomposes at >320°C
Melting point: 48.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.38  


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 mildly irritating to the skin. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys, resulting in impaired functions. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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