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2-Hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone
Benzoylphenyl carbinol
2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone
C14H12O2
Molecular mass: 212.2
CAS # 119-53-9
RTECS # DI1590000
ICSC # 1214
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.

Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.


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    ICSC: 1214 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE TO YELLOW CRYSTALS.

    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 aerosol.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point at 102.4 kPa: 344C
    Melting point: 137C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.310
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 0.03
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 136C: 133
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    N O T E S
    The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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