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METHYL BENZOATE
ICSC: 1187
Peer-Review Status: 10.10.1997 Validated
Methyl-benzenecarboxylate
Niobe oil 
CAS #: 93-58-3 RTECS #: DH3850000
EINECS #: 202-259-7
    Formula: C8H8O2 / C6H5COOCH3
Molecular mass: 136.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 83°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 83°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  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.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. 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.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0.   

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

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 198-200°C
Melting point: -12°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.09
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 39°C: 133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.7
Flash point: 83°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.12  
 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       METHYL BENZOATE (JECFA Evaluation)