2-Methoxybenzyl cyanide

  • o-Methoxybenzyl cyanide
  • o-Methoxyphenylacetonitrile
  • 2-Methoxyphenylacetonitrile
  • 2-Methoxybenzeneacetonitrile
  • (o-Methoxyphenyl)acetonitrile
Formula
2-(CH3O)C6H4CH2CN
Structure
Description
White solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7035-03-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
230-314-5
R 20/21/22
S 22 36/37
UN (DOT)
2811
Beilstein/Gmelin
2087748
Beilstein Reference
4-10-00-00538
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H9NO
Formula mass
147.18
Melting point, °C
63 - 66
Boiling point, °C
269
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0077 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.36
Heat of vaporization
50.7 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Disposal code
6
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids - strong bases - strong oxidizing agents - strong reducing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
106
Autoignition, °C
460
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
2811
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2926 90 95