International Chemical Safety Cards

STYRENE OXIDE ICSC: 1201
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
(Epoxyethyl)benzene
1,2-Epoxyethylbenzene
Styrene-7,8-oxide
Phenylethylene oxide
Phenyl oxirane
Styrene epoxide
Styryl oxide
C8H8O / C6H5CHCH2O
Molecular mass: 120.2
ICSC #    1201
CAS #     96-09-3
RTECS # CZ9625000
EC #         603-084-00-2
April 04, 2006 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with acid(s), base(s).
Powder , foam , carbon dioxide
EXPLOSION Above 76°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 76°C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Separated from acids, bases , food and feedstuffs . Ventilation along the floor.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: E
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R: 45-21-36
S: 53-45
Signal: Danger
Excl mark-Health haz
Combustible liquid
Harmful if swallowed
Causes skin irritation
Causes eye irritation
Suspected of causing genetic defects
May cause cancer
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1201 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

STYRENE OXIDE ICSC: 1201
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO PALE YELLOW LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize due to heating above the flash point, under the influence of acid(s) and base(s) .

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin 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 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 194°C
Melting point: -36.7°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 0.3
(poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 40
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.30
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.001
Flash point: 76°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 498°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-22
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.61
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Do NOT take working clothes home.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see Fire fighting.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1201 STYRENE OXIDE
(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.