International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0833
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Benzenemethanol
Phenyl carbinol
a-Hydroxytoluene
C7H8O/C6H5CH2OH
Molecular mass: 108.1
CAS # 100-51-6
RTECS # DN3150000
ICSC # 0833
UN # 2810
EC # 603-057-00-5
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with oxidizing materials.
Alcohol-resistant foam, powder, AFFF, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 93C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 93C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE

IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles, or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 20/22
    S: (2-)26
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0833 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

    BENZYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0833

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with strong oxidants and acids. Attacks many plastics. Can attack iron, aluminium upon heating. Slow oxidation in the presence of air.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The aerosol 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.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 205C
    Melting point: -15C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 3.5
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 20
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): About 1
    Flash point: 93C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 436C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-13
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.1
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The substance may inhibit the induction of total hemoglobin formation. Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G06c
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0833 BENZYL ALCOHOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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