1,2-Dimethylnaphthalene

Formula
C12H12
Structure
Description
Light yellow liquid with a camphor like odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
573-98-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-364-7
Beilstein/Gmelin
2039376
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-01708
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H12
Formula mass
156.22
Boiling point, °C
268
Vapor density (air=1)
1,01
Density
1.0219 g/cm3 (16.3 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.62 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.96

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry location. Keep container tightly closed. Store only with compatible chemicals.
Handling
Only to be handled by properly traned persons. Furnished for laboratory use only.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Toxic and corrosive fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
101
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation.
   Inhalation
Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation. May cause irritation or burns.
   Skin
May cause irritation or burns.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash skin with soap and water. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes
   Eyes
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
32. Aromatic hydrocarbons