4-Chlorobenzeneethanol

  • 4-Chlorophenethyl alcohol
  • p-Chlorophenylethyl alcohol
  • 4-Chlorobenzeneethanol
  • p-Chlorophenethylic alcohol
  • 2-(4-Chlorophenyl)ethanol
  • 2-(p-Chlorophenyl)ethanol
Formula
C8H9ClO
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1875-88-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
217-506-4

Properties.
Formula
C8H9ClO
Formula mass
156.61
Boiling point, °C
259
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.007 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.39
Density
1.189 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
pKa/pKb
14.78 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.95
Heat of vaporization
52.5 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 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. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
101
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguish using water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Will burn if involved in a fire.
Hazards
Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Combustion products
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. 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. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.