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SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTER

ICSC: 1505

Wintergreen oil
Methyl-2-hydroxybenzoate
2-(Methoxycarbonyl)phenol
Methyl salicylate
o-Hydroxybenzoic acid, methyl ester
C8H8O3
Molecular mass: 152.1
ICSC #    1505
CAS #     119-36-8
RTECS # VO4725000
October 28, 2004 Validated
Fo, view in Brussels November 2003

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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Further see Ingestion.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •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 Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Hyperventilation. Ringing in the ears. Convulsions.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases.

ICSC: 1505 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.

SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTER

ICSC: 1505

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OR YELLOW TO RED , OILY LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants and strong bases .

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and 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 is irritating to the eyes and the skin . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in shock and death . The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 222°C
Melting point: -8.6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.18
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.07
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.24
Flash point: 96°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 451°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.55

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1505 SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTER
(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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