Phenyl Isocyanate

MSDS Number: P3214 --- Effective Date: 12/08/96


1. Product Identification

Synonyms: Isocyanatobenzene; Phenylcarbimide; Carbanil
CAS No.: 103-71-9
Molecular Weight: 119.12
Chemical Formula: C6H5NCO
Product Codes: T768


2. Composition/Information on Ingredients


  Ingredient                                CAS No         Percent   Hazardous                                       
  ---------------------------------------   ------------   -------   ---------        
 
  Benzene, Isocyanato-                      103-71-9       90 - 100%    Yes                                                                  
 


3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview
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DANGER! CAUSES SEVERE EYE BURNS. VAPOR EXTREMELY IRRITATING TO EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT HARMFUL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CAUSES SKIN IRRITATION. COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID AND VAPOR TARGET ORGAN(S): Eyes, skin, respiratory system, lungs.


J.T. Baker SAF-T-DATA(tm) Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
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Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 2 - Moderate
Reactivity Rating: 1 - Slight
Contact Rating: 2 - Moderate
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT; VENT HOOD; PROPER GLOVES
Storage Color Code: Red (Flammable)
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Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
Irritation of mucous membranes, severe irritation of respiratory system, may cause pulmonary edema.

Ingestion:
Irritation and burns to mouth and stomach.

Skin Contact:
Irritation, burns.

Eye Contact:
Irritation, burns.

Chronic Exposure:
No information found.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Respiratory system disease.


4. First Aid Measures

Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Prompt action is essential.

Ingestion:
If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately.

Skin Contact:
In case of contact, flush skin with water.

Eye Contact:
In case of eye contact, immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.


5. Fire Fighting Measures

Fire:
Flash point: 56C (133F) OC

Explosion:
Vapors may flow along surfaces to distant ignition sources and flash back. Closed containers exposed to heat may explode. Contact with strong oxidizers may cause fire.

Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Do not use water.

Special Information:
Firefighters should wear proper protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode. Move exposed containers from fire area if it can be done without risk. Use water to keep fire-exposed containers cool; do not get water inside containers.


6. Accidental Release Measures

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Shut off ignition sources; no flares, smoking, or flames in area. Stop leak if you can do so without risk. Take up with sand or other non-combustible absorbent material and place into container for later disposal. Flush spill area with water. J. T. Baker SOLUSORB(tm) solvent adsorbent is recommended for spills of this product.


7. Handling and Storage

Keep container tightly closed. Store away from water or locations where water may be used to extinguish fire. Store in a cool, well-ventilated area away from sources of heat, flame, or ignition. Isolate from incompatible materials. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (vapors, liquid); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.


8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None established.

Ventilation System:
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.

Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
For conditions of use where exposure to the substance is apparent, consult an industrial hygienist. For emergencies, or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Skin Protection:
Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.

Eye Protection:
Use chemical safety goggles and/or a full face shield where splashing is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:
Colorless to tan liquid.

Odor:
Pungent odor.

Solubility:
Decomposes

Specific Gravity:
1.10

pH:
No information found.

% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F):
100

Boiling Point:
165C (329F)

Melting Point:
-30C (-22F)

Vapor Density (Air=1):
Not applicable.

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
3 @ 20C (68F)

Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1):
No information found.


10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability:
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen cyanide, oxides of nitrogen.

Hazardous Polymerization:
May occur.

Incompatibilities:
Water, strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases, alcohols, amines.

Conditions to Avoid:
Heat, flame, other sources of ignition, moisture.


11. Toxicological Information

  --------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
                                         ---NTP Carcinogen---
  Ingredient                             Known    Anticipated    IARC Category
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  Benzene, Isocyanato- (103-71-9)         No          No            None


12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate:
No information found.

Environmental Toxicity:
No information found.


13. Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved waste facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.


14. Transport Information

Domestic (Land, D.O.T.)
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Proper Shipping Name: PHENYL ISOCYANATE, TOXIC-INHALATION HAZARD ZONE B
Hazard Class: 6.1
UN/NA: UN2487
Packing Group: II
Information reported for product/size: 500G

International (Water, I.M.O.)
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Proper Shipping Name: PHENYL ISOCYANATE
Hazard Class: 6.1, 3.2
UN/NA: UN2487
Packing Group: II
Information reported for product/size: 500G



15. Regulatory Information


  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  Benzene, Isocyanato- (103-71-9)                   Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
 
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
                                                          --Canada--
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
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  Benzene, Isocyanato- (103-71-9)                   Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  Benzene, Isocyanato- (103-71-9)            No    No      No    Cyanide comp
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  Benzene, Isocyanato- (103-71-9)            No         No         Yes                  
 
 
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: Yes      Chronic: Yes  Fire: Yes Pressure: No
Reactivity: No          (Pure / Liquid)


Australian Hazchem Code: 3W
Poison Schedule: S6

WHMIS:
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.


16. Other Information

Label Hazard Warning:
DANGER! CAUSES SEVERE EYE BURNS. VAPOR EXTREMELY IRRITATING TO EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT HARMFUL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CAUSES SKIN IRRITATION. COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID AND VAPOR TARGET ORGAN(S): Eyes, skin, respiratory system, lungs.

Label Precautions:
Keep away from heat, sparks, flame. Do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing. Avoid breathing vapor. Keep in tightly closed container. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of fire, use dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Do not use water. In case of spill, soak up with sand or earth. Flush spill area with water.

Label First Aid:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Prompt action is essential. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

Product Use:
Laboratory Reagent.

Revision Information:
Pure. New 16 section MSDS format, all sections have been revised.

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