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BENZYL ACETATE

ICSC: 1331

Benzyl acetate
Phenylmethyl acetate
Acetic acid, benzyl ester
C9H10O2 / CH3COOCH2C6H5
Molecular mass: 150.2
ICSC #    1331
CAS #     140-11-4
RTECS # AF5075000
March 25, 1999 Validated
La, ntry of chemistry data: 15-05-1998.

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 Above 90°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 90°C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •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 Burning sensation. Convulsion. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Cover the spilled material with earth, sand. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.

ICSC: 1331 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.

BENZYL ACETATE

ICSC: 1331

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing irritating fumes . Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The vapour is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the kidneys .

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 212°C
Melting point: -51°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 190
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 90°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 460°C
Explosive limits, vol % in air: 0.9-8.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.96

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1331 BENZYL ACETATE
(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.
 
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