Component of bha (a commonly used food additive).
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
60 - 61
Boiling point, °C
267 - 269
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0045 (25 C)
1.0587 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.5308 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Wash throughly after handling.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
NIOSH approved respirator.
Wear approved protective equipment. Cover with dry lime or soad ash. Pick up and keep in a closed ontainer. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Oxides of carbon.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
4 (Substances and products that must be considered harmful)
Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Causes irritation. Prolonged exposure or repeated contact may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Following ingestion and/or prior to gastric evacuation, immediately dilute with 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 ml) of milk or water (not to exceed 15 ml/kg in a child). Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Emesis: ipecac-induced vomiting is not recommended because of the potential for cns depression. Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities should be corrected if noted.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.
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