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DODECYL BENZENESULFONIC ACIDICSC: 1470
Benzenesulfonic acid, dodecyl
Laurylbenzenesulfonic acid
August 2002
CAS #: 27176-87-0
UN #: 2586
EC Number: 248-289-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe burns. Loss of vision.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable non-metallic containers. Cautiously neutralize remainder with sodium bicarbonate. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from bases and oxidants. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
DODECYL BENZENESULFONIC ACID ICSC: 1470
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW-TO-BROWN LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 205°C . This produces toxic fumes including sulfur oxides and hydrogen sulfide. Reacts with bases and oxidants. This produces sulfur oxides. This generates toxic hazard. Attacks metals. 

Formula: C18H30O3S / C12H25C6H4.SO3H
Molecular mass: 326.5
Decomposes at >204.5°C
Melting point: 10°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1
Solubility in water: very good
Flash point: 148.9°C o.c. 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on 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 long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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