International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0833
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Benzenemethanol
Phenyl carbinol
alpha-Hydroxytoluene
Benzoyl alcohol
Phenyl methanol
C7H8O / C6H5CH2OH
Molecular mass: 108.1
ICSC #    0833
CAS #     100-51-6
RTECS # DN3150000
EC #         603-057-00-5
April 13, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Headache.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Separated from strong oxidants.

Xn symbol
R: 20/22
S: 2-26
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0833 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 LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of plastic. On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); (DFG 2004).


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

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:
The aerosol irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 205C
Melting point: -15C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 4
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 13.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point:
93C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 436C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.1
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
NFPA Code: H 2; F 1; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0833 BENZYL ALCOHOL
(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.