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BENZYL ALCOHOL
ICSC: 0833
Peer-Review Status: 13.04.2000 Validated
Benzenemethanol
Phenyl carbinol
alpha-Hydroxytoluene
Benzoyl alcohol
Phenyl methanol 
CAS #: 100-51-6 RTECS #: DN3150000
EC #: 603-057-00-5
EINECS #: 202-859-9
    Formula: C7H8O / C6H5CH2OH
Molecular mass: 108.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
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. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/22; S: (2)-26 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F1; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of plastic. On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The aerosol is irritating to the eyes and skin. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 205°C
Melting point: -15°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 4
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 13.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 93°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 436°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.1  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       BENZYL ALCOHOL (JECFA Evaluation)
       Benzyl alcohol (SIDS)