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BENZYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0833
Date of Peer Review: April 2000

Benzenemethanol
Phenyl carbinol
alpha-Hydroxytoluene
Benzoyl alcohol
Phenyl methanol
CAS # 100-51-6 C7H8O / C6H5CH2OH
RTECS # DN3150000 Molecular mass: 108.1
UN #
EC Index # 603-057-00-5
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 20/22
S: (2-)-26
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H 2; F 1; R 0;
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 2005

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BENZYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0833
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of plastic. On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); (DFG 2004).
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 aerosol irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 205C
Melting point: -15C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 4
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 13.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 93C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 436C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.1
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 2005