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alpha-METHYL STYRENE ICSC: 0732
alpha-METHYL STYRENE
Isopropenyl benzene
2-Phenylpropene
1-Methyl-1-phenylethylene
C9H10 / C6H5C(CH3)=CH2
Molecular mass: 118.2
CAS # 98-83-9
RTECS # WL5075300
ICSC # 0732
UN # 2303
EC # 601-027-00-6

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, 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
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Rest.
    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 (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed. Store only if stabilized.

    Xi symbol
    R: 10-36/37
    S: (2)
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0732 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

    alpha-METHYL STYRENE ICSC: 0732

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may polymerize. The substance decomposes on heating producing carbon monoxide. Reacts with strong oxidants.

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


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    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. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, kidneys and liver.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 164C
    Melting point: -23C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 29
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.08
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.88
    Flash point: 54C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 574C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-6.6
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.380
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H2; F2; R2;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0732 alpha-METHYL STYRENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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