International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZOFURAN ICSC: 0388
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2,3-Benzofuran
Coumarone
C8H6O
Molecular mass: 118.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0388
CAS #     271-89-6
RTECS # DF6423800
UN #        1993
July 03, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 56C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 56C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.


 •SKIN


 •EYES


 •INGESTION


SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Fireproof. Well closed. Cool.

UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0388 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance will slowly polymerize at ambient temperatures, but more rapidly under the influence of heat and under the influence of acidic catalyst.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys and liver . This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 174C
Melting point: <-18C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.09
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.06
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 56C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.67
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61C. Do NOT take working clothes home. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0388 BENZOFURAN
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.