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1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene

Synonyms & Trade Names
Mesitylene, Symmetrical trimethylbenzene, sym-Trimethylbenzene
CAS No.
108-67-8
RTECS No.
OX6825000
DOT ID & Guide
2325 129
Formula
C6H3(CH3)3
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.92 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 25 ppm (125 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

OSHA PV2091
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Clear, colorless liquid with a distinctive, aromatic odor.
MW:
120.2
BP:
329°F
FRZ:
-49°F
Sol:
0.002%
VP:
2 mmHg
IP:
8.39 eV
Sp.Gr:
0.86
Fl.P:
122°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Class II Flammable Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, nitric acid
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat, respiratory system; bronchitis; hypochromic anemia; headache, drowsiness, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), dizziness, nausea, incoordination; vomiting, confusion; chemical pneumonitis (aspiration liquid)
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, blood
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1155
 
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