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SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE
ICSC: 1514
Peer-Review Status: 21.04.2004 Validated
Benzenesulfonic acid, dimethyl-, sodium salt
Dimethylbenzenesulfonic acid, sodium salt 
CAS #: 1300-72-7 RTECS #: ZE5100000
EINECS #: 215-090-9
    Formula: C8H9NaO3S
Molecular mass: 208.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation 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.  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
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces sulfur oxides. The solution in water is a weak base. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 157°C
Melting point: 27°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 40
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.45  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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