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PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
ICSC: 0936
Peer-Review Status: 12.04.2013 Validated
2-Phenylethane-1-ol
Benzeneethanol
Phenylethyl alcohol
2-Phenylethanol 
CAS #: 60-12-8 RTECS #: SG7175000
UN #: 2810
EINECS #: 200-456-2
    Formula: C8H10O / C6H5CH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 122.2

TYPES OF HAZARD
/ EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE-FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Headache. Nausea.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Harmful if swallowed
Toxic in contact with skin
Causes skin and eye irritation
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways 
skull;toxiccancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F1; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces acrid smoke and irritating fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants and strong acids. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK (2b (not established but data is available)): Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2012). 

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

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 short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 219°C
Melting point: -27°C
Density: 1.02 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 2 (moderate)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 8
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.2
Flash point: 102°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.4
Auto-ignition temperature: 410°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-7.5
Viscosity: 3.1 mm²/s at 50°C 
 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       PHENETHYL ALCOHOL (JECFA Evaluation)