International Chemical Safety Cards

VINYL TOLUENE (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0514
VINYL TOLUENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
Methyl styrene (mixed isomers)
Ethenylmethylbenzene (mixed isomers)
C9H10
Molecular mass: 118.2
CAS # 25013-15-4
RTECS # WL5075000
ICSC # 0514
UN # 2618 (inhibited)

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 54C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 54C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Drowsiness. Dullness. Headache. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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 take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, peroxides, aluminum chloride. Store only if stabilized.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0514 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

    VINYL TOLUENE (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0514

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapours are uninhibited and may polymerize, causing blockage of vents.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance if not stabilized will polymerize with generation of heat. The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases and fumes. The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts violently with oxidants. Reacts violently with aluminium salts.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 50 ppm; 242 mg/m3 (as TWA); 100 ppm; 483 mg/m3 (as STEL) (ACGIH 1995-1996).
    MAK: 100 ppm; 480 mg/m3; (1992).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the liver , resulting in fatty degeneration.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 170-173C
    Melting point: -77C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.90-0.92
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.15
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 45-53C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 489-515C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-11.0
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.58
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The information on this card applies to a mixture of m- and p-isomers. Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35
    NFPA Code: H2; F2; R1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0514 VINYL TOLUENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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