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SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTERICSC: 1505
Wintergreen oil
Methyl-2-hydroxybenzoate
2-(Methoxycarbonyl)phenol
Methyl salicylate
o-Hydroxybenzoic acid, methyl ester
October 2004
CAS #: 119-36-8
EC Number: 204-317-7

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

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Further see Ingestion.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles 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 Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Increased respiratory rate. Ringing in the ears. Convulsions.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases. 
PACKAGING
 
SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTER ICSC: 1505
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OR YELLOW-TO-RED OILY LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants and strong bases. 

Formula: C8H8O3
Molecular mass: 152.1
Boiling point: 222°C
Melting point: -8.6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.18
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.07
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.24
Flash point: 96°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 451°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.55  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in shock and death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

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 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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