International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZOPHENONE ICSC: 0389
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Diphenyl ketone
Benzoylbenzene
Phenyl ketone
Diphenylmethanone
C13H10O / C6H5COC6H5
Molecular mass: 182.2
ICSC #    0389
CAS #     119-61-9
RTECS # DI9950000
May 04, 2010 Validated
Ju, 010 IPCS checked incl GHS
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with : see Chemical Dangers.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Safety goggles.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

Signal: Warning
Health haz
Causes mild skin irritation
Causes damage to liver and kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure if swallowed
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0389 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:
WHITE CRYSTALS WITH FLOWERY ODOR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic gases. Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys , resulting in impaired functions. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 305C

Decomposes at >320C
Melting point: 48.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water:
none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.38
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0389 BENZOPHENONE
(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.