Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home
Error processing SSI file

VANILLIN

ICSC: 1740

4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde
2-Methoxy-4-formylphenol
Vanillic aldehyde
C8H8O3
Molecular mass: 152.14
ICSC # 1740
CAS #     121-33-5
RTECS # YW5775000
November 25, 2009 Validated
De, GHS re-checked - suggest oral tox cat 5

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of dust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
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 respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and halogens.
May be harmful if swallowed
Harmful to aquatic life
ICSC: 1740 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.

VANILLIN

ICSC: 1740

I

M

P

O

R

T

A

N

T


D

A

T

A

PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE TO YELLOW CRYSTALLINE POWDER , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing irritating fumes . Reacts violently with halogens , strong bases and strong oxidants .

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 285°C
Melting point: 81-83°C
Density: 1.06
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 1.0
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C:
negligible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.2
Flashpoint: 153°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: >400°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.21

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1740 VANILLIN
(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.
 
Error processing SSI file
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO