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BENZOPHENONE

ICSC: 0389

Diphenyl ketone
Benzoylbenzene
Phenyl ketone
C13H10O
Molecular mass: 182.2
ICSC # 0389
CAS # 119-61-9
RTECS # DI9950000
July 04, 1997 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible. NO open flames. Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION
EXPOSURE PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!
•INHALATION Sore throat. Local exhaust or breathing protection. Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
•SKIN Redness. Protective gloves. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
•EYES Redness. Safety goggles. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
•INGESTION Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Separated from strong oxidants.
ICSC: 0389 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.

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ICSC: 0389

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS WITH ROSE-LIKE ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic gases. Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.

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

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 305°C
Melting point: 49°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water:
none
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.38

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ICSC: 0389 BENZOPHENONE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
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