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SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE ICSC: 1514
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

Benzenesulfonic acid, dimethyl-, sodium salt
Dimethylbenzenesulfonic acid, sodium salt
CAS # 1300-72-7 C8H9NaO3S
RTECS # ZE5100000 Molecular mass: 208.2
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong 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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SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE ICSC: 1514
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing sulfur oxides. The solution in water is a weak base. Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.
INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 157C
Melting point: 27C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 40
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.45
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999