3-(Phenylmethoxy)-1-propanol

  • 1,3-Propanediol monobenzyl ether
  • 1-(Benzyloxy)-3-propanol
  • 3-(Benzyloxy)-1-propanol
  • 3-Benzyloxypropanol
  • 3-[(Phenylmethyl)oxy]propan-1-ol
  • NSC 406922
Formula
C10H14O2
Structure
Description
Clear, faintly yellow liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
4799-68-2
36/37/38
26 37/39
Beilstein/Gmelin
1864016
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-02243

Properties.
Formula
C10H14O2
Formula mass
166.22
Melting point, °C
38
Boiling point, °C
274
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0026 (25 C)
Critical temperature
463
Critical pressure
31.43
Density
1.0474 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
3.7 g/L (25 C)
Refractive index
1.5168 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
14.88 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.67
Heat of vaporization
54.16 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
127
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.
   Skin
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.