Combustible. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
NO open flames. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.
Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
Cough. Sore throat.
Use local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Redness. Burning sensation. Itching.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: protective clothing and face shield. Sweep spilled substance into covered plastic containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER.
Physical dangers Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.
Chemical dangers The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts with oxidants.
Formula: C7H6O2 / C6H5COOH
Molecular mass: 122.1
Boiling point: 249°C Melting point: 122°C See Notes. Density: 1.3 g/cm³ Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.29 Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.1 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.2 Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1 Flash point: 121°C c.c. Auto-ignition temperature: 570°C Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.87
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Exposure could cause a non-allergic rash on contact.
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.
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