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BENZOINICSC: 1214
2-Hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone
Benzoylphenyl carbinol
2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone
October 2004
CAS #: 119-53-9
EC Number: 204-331-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.        Use water spray, powder.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
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   Wash hands before eating.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
BENZOIN ICSC: 1214
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: C14H12O2 / C6H5COCH(OH)C6H5
Molecular mass: 212.2
Boiling point at 102.4kPa: 344°C
Melting point: 137°C
Density: 1.31 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 0.03
Vapour pressure, Pa at 136°C: 133  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       BENZOIN (JECFA Evaluation)