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ICSC: 1214
Peer-Review Status: 25.10.2004 Validated
2-Hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone
Benzoylphenyl carbinol
2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone 
CAS #: 119-53-9 RTECS #: DI1590000
EINECS #: 204-331-3
    Formula: C14H12O2 / C6H5COCH(OH)C6H5
Molecular mass: 212.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.    Use water spray, powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
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   Wash hands before eating.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point at 102.4kPa: 344°C
Melting point: 137°C
Density: 1.31 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 0.03
Vapour pressure, Pa at 136°C: 133  
 

NOTES
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       BENZOIN (JECFA Evaluation)