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BENZYL ALCOHOLICSC: 0833
Benzenemethanol
Phenyl carbinol
alpha-Hydroxytoluene
Benzoyl alcohol
Phenyl methanol
April 2000
CAS #: 100-51-6
EC Number: 202-859-9

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

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
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. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
BENZYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0833
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of plastic. On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide. 

Formula: C7H8O / C6H5CH2OH
Molecular mass: 108.1
Boiling point: 205°C
Melting point: -15°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 4
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 13.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 93°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 436°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.1  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The aerosol is irritating to the eyes and skin. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system. 

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 may cause skin sensitization. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: 22 mg/m3, 5 ppm; peak limitation category: I(2); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/22; S: (2)-26 

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