1H-Imidazole, 2-methyl-1-(phenylmethyl)

  • N-Benzyl-2-methylimidazole
  • 1-Benzyl-2-methylimidazole
  • Curezol-1B2MZ
  • Epicure-BM-112
  • Imidazole, 1-benzyl-2-methyl-
  • 2-Methyl-N-benzylimidazole
Formula
C11H12N2
Structure
Description
Pale yellow viscous liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13750-62-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
237-333-8
R 22 36/38
RTECS
NI7722500
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
132019
Beilstein Reference
5-23-05-00042
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8800
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C11H12N2
Formula mass
172.22
Melting point, °C
120 - 127
Boiling point, °C
297
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0025 (25 C)
Density
1.05 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.57 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
6.46 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.65
Heat of vaporization
51.5 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
136
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.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. Allow the victim to rinse his mouth and then to drink 2-4 cupfuls of water, and seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.