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SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTER ICSC: 1505
Date of Peer Review: October 2004

Wintergreen oil
Methyl-2-hydroxybenzoate
2-(Methoxycarbonyl)phenol
Methyl salicylate
o-Hydroxybenzoic acid, methyl ester
CAS # 119-36-8 C8H8O3
RTECS # VO4725000 Molecular mass: 152.1
UN #
EC Index #
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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Further see Ingestion.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles 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 Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Hyperventilation. Ringing in the ears. Convulsions.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases.
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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SALICYLIC ACID, METHYL ESTER ICSC: 1505
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OR YELLOW TO RED, OILY LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants and strong bases.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin 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 irritating to the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, resulting in shock and death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 222C
Melting point: -8.6C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.18
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.07
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.24
Flash point: 96C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 451C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.55
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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