|CAS #: 108-88-3||Methylbenzene
| UN #: 1294
| EINECS #: 203-625-9
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.||Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Dry skin. Redness.||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit and self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C6H5CH3 / C7H8
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 20 ppm as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: 190 mg/m3, 50 ppm; peak limitation category: II(4); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C.
EU-OEL: 192 mg/m3, 50 ppm as TWA; 384 mg/m3, 100 ppm as STEL; (skin)
|The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Symbol: F, Xn; R: 11-38-48/20-63-65-67; S: (2)-36/37-46-62
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Toluene (EHC 52, 1986) Toluene (WHO Food Additives Series 16) TOLUENE (JECFA Evaluation) Toluene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)