International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0387
BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE
N,N-Dimethyl-N-(2-(2-(4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy)ethoxy)ethyl) benzenemethanaminium chloride
Benzyldimethyl(2-(2-(p-1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutylphenoxy)ethoxy)ethyl)ammonium chloride
C27H42NO2.Cl
Molecular mass: 448.1
CAS # 121-54-0
RTECS # BO7175000
ICSC # 0387
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Collapse. Convulsions. Coma.
    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. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

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    ICSC: 0387 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0387

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS OR WHITE HYGROSCOPIC SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS WITH NO ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:


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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 164-166C
    Solubility in water: very good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0387 BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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