3-Hydroxymethyl-2-benzothiazolinone

  • 3-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-benzothiazolinone
  • 2(3H)-Benzothiazolone, 3-(hydroxymethyl)-
Formula
C8H7NO2S
Structure
Description
White powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
72679-97-1
Beilstein/Gmelin
744578

Properties.
Formula
C8H7NO2S
Formula mass
181.20
Melting point, °C
101 - 103
Boiling point, °C
362
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
pKa/pKb
13.19 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.72

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
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 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.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong bases.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use water spray, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed. In children and adults, oliguria and death from renal failure have been observed. Hearing loss and deafness have also been reported. (IARC, Vol 40,
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be 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. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. 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.