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BENZYL ACETATE ICSC: 1331
Date of Peer Review: March 1999

Benzyl acetate
Phenylmethyl acetate
Acetic acid, benzyl ester
CAS # 140-11-4 C9H10O2 / CH3COOCH2C6H5
RTECS # AF5075000 Molecular mass: 150.2
UN #
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 90C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 90C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


Inhalation Burning sensation. Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
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 Burning sensation. Convulsion. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Cover the spilled material with earth, sand. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.
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 2004

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BENZYL ACETATE ICSC: 1331
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing irritating fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The vapour is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the kidneys.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 212C
Melting point: -51C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 190
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 90C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 460C
Explosive limits, vol % in air: 0.9-8.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.96
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