International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZOPHENONE ICSC: 0389
BENZOPHENONE
Diphenyl ketone
Benzoylbenzene
Phenyl ketone
C13H10O
Molecular mass: 182.2
CAS # 119-61-9
RTECS # DI9950000
ICSC # 0389

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • 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, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
    Separated from strong oxidants.

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    ICSC: 0389 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

    BENZOPHENONE ICSC: 0389

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS WITH ROSE-LIKE ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    On combustion, forms toxic gases. Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 305C
    Melting point: 49C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Solubility in water: none
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.38
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0389 BENZOPHENONE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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