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BENZYL BENZOATEICSC: 0390
Benzoic acid, phenylmethyl ester
Benzyl benzenecarboxylate
July 1997
CAS #: 120-51-4
EC Number: 204-402-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. 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

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
BENZYL BENZOATE ICSC: 0390
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID OR WHITE SOLID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic and irritating fumes. 

Formula: C14H12O2
Molecular mass: 212.2
Boiling point: 324°C
Melting point: 21°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.3
Flash point: 148°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 480°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.97  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

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


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 22; S: (2)-25 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       BENZYL BENZOATE (JECFA Evaluation)