3-(Trifluoromethoxy)benzoic acid

  • a,a,a-Trifluoro-m-anisic acid
Formula
C8H5F3O3
Structure
Description
White solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1014-81-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
213-802-2
R 36/37/38
Beilstein/Gmelin
2579574

Properties.
Formula
C8H5F3O3
Formula mass
206.12
Melting point, °C
91 - 92
Boiling point, °C
272
Critical temperature
468
Critical pressure
34.0
Solubility in water
Soluble
pKa/pKb
3.82 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.12

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. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases, strong reducing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
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.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   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 if cough or other symptoms appear.
   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.