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DODECYL BENZENESULFONIC ACID ICSC: 1470
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

Benzenesulfonic acid, dodecyl
Laurylbenzenesulfonic acid
CAS # 27176-87-0 C18H30O3S / C12H25C6H4.SO3H
RTECS # DB6600000 Molecular mass: 326.5
UN # 2586
EC #
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.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns. Loss of vision.
Face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
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. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable non-metal containers as far as possible. Cautiously neutralize remainder with lime or sodium bicarbonate. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S2586
Separated from bases and oxidants.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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DODECYL BENZENESULFONIC ACID ICSC: 1470
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO BROWN LIQUID

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 205C producing toxic fumes including sulfur oxides and hydrogen sulfide. Reacts with bases and oxidants to produce sulfur oxides, causing toxic hazard. Attacks metals.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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 is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): >204.5C
Melting point: 10C
Relative density (water = 1): 1
Solubility in water: very good
Flash point: 148.9C o.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
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IPCS, CEC 1999