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BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0387
Date of Peer Review: March 1996

N,N-Dimethyl-N-(2-(2-(4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy)ethoxy)ethyl) benzenemethanaminium chloride
Benzyldimethyl(2-(2-(p-1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutylphenoxy)ethoxy)ethyl)ammonium chloride
CAS # 121-54-0 C27H42NO2.Cl
RTECS # BO7175000 Molecular mass: 448.1
UN #
EC Index #
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.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Collapse. Convulsions. Coma.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
IPCS
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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 2005

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BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0387
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OR WHITE HYGROSCOPIC SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS WITH NO ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxides.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 164-166C
Solubility in water: very good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
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