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DODECYL BENZENESULFONIC ACID
ICSC: 1470
Peer-Review Status: 10.08.2002 Validated
Benzenesulfonic acid, dodecyl
Laurylbenzenesulfonic acid 
CAS #: 27176-87-0 RTECS #: DB6600000
UN #: 2586
EINECS #: 248-289-4
    Formula: C18H30O3S / C12H25C6H4.SO3H
Molecular mass: 326.5

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.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns. Loss of vision.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  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. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable non-metallic containers. Cautiously neutralize remainder with sodium bicarbonate.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S2586.  Separated from bases and oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW-TO-BROWN LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 205°C . This produces toxic fumes including sulfur oxides and hydrogen sulfide. Reacts with bases and oxidants. This produces sulfur oxides. This generates toxic hazard. Attacks metals. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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 corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at >204.5°C
Melting point: 10°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1
Solubility in water: very good
Flash point: 148.9°C o.c. 
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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