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PHENYLACETIC ACIDICSC: 1260
June 2006
CAS #: 103-82-2Benzeneacetic acid
Acetic acid, phenyl-
Phenylethanoic acid
2-Phenylacetic acid
EINECS #: 203-148-6

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

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

WARNING
Causes mild skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
Harmful to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and strong reducing agents. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
PHENYLACETIC ACID ICSC: 1260
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALS OR FLAKES WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces irritating fumes. The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts with strong bases, strong oxidants and strong reducing agents. 

Formula: C8H8O2 / C6H5CH2CO2H
Molecular mass: 136.1
Boiling point: 265.5°C
Melting point: 76.5°C
Density (at 77°C): 1.09 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.16
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Flash point: 132°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 543°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.41  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       PHENYLACETIC ACID (JECFA Evaluation)