International Chemical Safety Cards

p-CYMENE ICSC: 0617
p-CYMENE
1-Methyl-4-isopropylbenzene
Dolcymene
Camphogen
C10H14 / CH3C6H4CH(CH3)2
Molecular mass: 134.2
CAS # 99-87-6
RTECS # GZ5950000
ICSC # 0617
UN # 2046

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 47°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 47°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Drowsiness. Vomiting.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Unconsciousness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    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: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
    Fireproof.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0617 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

    p-CYMENE ICSC: 0617

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with oxidants. Attacks rubber.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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 and the skin. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 177°C
    Melting point: -68°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.85
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 0.002
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 200
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.62
    Flash point: 47°C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 435°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-5.6
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.1
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35
    NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0617 p-CYMENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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