Combustible. Above 83°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
NO open flames. Above 83°C use a closed system and ventilation.
Use foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. 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
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Physical dangers The vapour is heavier than air.
Formula: C8H8O2 / C6H5COOCH3
Molecular mass: 136.1
Boiling point: 198-200°C Melting point: -12°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.09 Solubility in water: none Vapour pressure, Pa at 39°C: 133 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.7 Flash point: 83°C c.c. Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.12
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.
Effects of short-term exposure If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. See Notes.
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
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
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