International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL BENZOATE ICSC: 1187
METHYL BENZOATE
Methylbenzenecarboxylate
Niobe oil
C8H8O2/C6H5COOCH3
Molecular mass: 136.1
CAS # 93-58-3
RTECS # DH3850000
ICSC # 1187
UN # 2938
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 83C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 83C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Cough. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    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: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1187 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

    METHYL BENZOATE ICSC: 1187

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 198-200C
    Melting point: -12C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.09
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 39C: 133
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.7
    Flash point: 82.8C (c.c.)C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.12
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Data are insufficiently available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G06c
    NFPA Code: H 0; F 2; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1187 METHYL BENZOATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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