International Chemical Safety Cards

PHENETHYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0936
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
2-Phenylethane-1-ol
Benzeneethanol
Phenylethyl alcohol
C8H10O / C6H5CH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 122.2
CAS # 60-12-8
RTECS # SG7175000
ICSC # 0936

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Burning sensation.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. 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, strong acids. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

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    ICSC: 0936 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

    PHENETHYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0936

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing acrid smoke and irritating fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants, strong acids.

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


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, by inhalation of its aerosol, 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 20C.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 219C
    Melting point: -27C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.02
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 8
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.2
    Flash point: 102C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.4
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0936 PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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