2-(Trifluoromethyl)benzylic alcohol

  • Benzenemethanol, 2-(trifluoromethyl)-
Formula
C8H7F3O
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
346-06-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
206-467-9
R 36/38
Beilstein/Gmelin
2093714

Properties.
Formula
C8H7F3O
Formula mass
176.13
Melting point, °C
4
Boiling point, °C
191
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.33 kJ/mol
Density
1.32 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.47 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.61
Heat of vaporization
45.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
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
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, reducing agents, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
92
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Will burn if involved in a fire. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
No information found.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes 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
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.