(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetonitrile

  • Benzeneacetonitrile, 4-hydroxy-
  • 4-Hydroxybenzeneacetonitrile
  • p-Hydroxybenzyl-cyanide
  • 4-Hydroxybenzyl-cyanide
  • p-Hydroxyphenylacetonitrile
Formula
4-(OH)C6H4CH2CN
Structure
Description
Yellow solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14191-95-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
238-046-0
EC Class
harmful
R 20/21/22 36/37/38
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
AM0530000
RTECS class
Mutagen
UN (DOT)
3276
Beilstein/Gmelin
1934470
Beilstein Reference
4-10-00-00554
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H7NO
Formula mass
133.15
Melting point, °C
68 - 71
Boiling point, °C
330
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: 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. 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.
Disposal code
6
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
178
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.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Poison_Class
1 (Extremely strong toxins)
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause severe gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and possible burns. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause tissue anoxia, characterized by weakness, headache, dizziness, confusion, cyanosis, weak and irregular heart beat, collapse, unconsciousness, convulsions, coma and death. May cause central nervous system effects.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
   Skin
May be absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts. No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects was found.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. SPEED IS ESSENTIAL. A DOCTOR MUST BE NOTIFIED AT ONCE.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. 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 immediately.

Transport.
UN number
3276
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2926 90 95