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ANTHRANILIC ACIDICSC: 1295
November 2008
CAS #: 118-92-32-Aminobenzoic acid
Carboxyaniline
1-Amino-2-carboxybenzene
EINECS #: 204-287-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames.  Prevent deposition of dust. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.  Use powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

excl mark;warn
WARNING
Harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
Harmful to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
ANTHRANILIC ACID ICSC: 1295
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW FLAKES OR WHITE-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms nitrogen oxides. The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts with oxidants. This generates fire hazard. 

Formula: C7H7NO2
Molecular mass: 137.1
Decomposes at 200°C
Melting point: 146-148°C
Density: 1.4 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.35 (poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 52.6°C: 0.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 150°C
Auto-ignition temperature: >530°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.99-1.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

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

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to birds. 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated . 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Anthranilic Acid  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 16, 1978)