|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Combustible.||NO open flames.||Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Dizziness. Headache.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Burning sensation. Redness. Skin burns.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.||Wear safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||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. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rest. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: T, N; R: 24/25-34-51/53; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45-61; Note: C
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-672.||Separated from food and feedstuffs, acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, bases and oxidants.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW LIQUID OR CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 203-225°C
Melting point: 25-75°C
Density: 1.02-1.13 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 4-8
Vapour pressure, Pa at ?°C: 0.5-37
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.2
Flash point: 61-95°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 599°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-?
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.23/2.36
|The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.|
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Health effects may be similar to those of phenol and related compounds.
Also consult ICSC #0070 (Phenol).
The recommendations on this Card also apply to 3,4-xylenol (CAS 95-65-8), 2,5-xylenol (CAS 95-87-4), 2,4-xylenol (CAS 105-67-9), 2,3-xylenol (CAS 526-75-0), and 2,6-xylenol (CAS 576-26-1).
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations