International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZALDEHYDE ICSC: 0102
BENZALDEHYDE
Artificial almond oil
Almond artificial essential oil
Benzoic aldehyde
Benzenecarbonal
C6H5CHO
Molecular mass: 106.1
CAS # 100-52-7
RTECS # CU4375000
ICSC # 0102
UN # 1990
EC # 605-012-00-5

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 62°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 62°C use a closed system, ventilation. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Convulsions. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Nausea (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A filter for organic vapours).
    Separated from incompatible materials (see Chemical Dangers). Well closed. Ventilation along the floor.

    Xn symbol
    R: 22
    S: (2-)24
    UN Hazard Class: 9
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0102 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

    BENZALDEHYDE ICSC: 0102

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can form explosive peroxides under special conditions. Reacts violently with oxidants, aluminium, iron, bases and phenol causing fire and explosion hazard. May self-ignite if absorbed in combustible material with large surface area.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 179°C
    Melting point: -26°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: poor
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 26°C: 130
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.65
    Flash point: 62°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 190°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-13.5
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.48
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Freezing point: -56°C. The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-675
    NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0102 BENZALDEHYDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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