4-Methoxybenzeneacetonitrile

  • (p-Methoxyphenyl)acetonitrile
  • (4-Methoxyphenyl)acetonitrile
  • 4-Methoxybenzyl cyanide
  • p-Methoxybenzyl cyanide
  • p-Anisylacetonitrile
Formula
4-(CH3O)C6H4CH2CN
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid. Clinging odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
104-47-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-206-0
EC Class
toxic, dangerous for the environment
R 20/21/22
RTECS
AM0810000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
2810
Beilstein/Gmelin
509162
Beilstein Reference
4-10-00-00555
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H9NO
Formula mass
147.18
Melting point, °C
8
Boiling point, °C
286
Density
1.10013 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.53175 (16.8 C)

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.
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
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Disposal code
6
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids - strong bases - strong oxidizing agents - strong reducing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
117
Autoignition, °C
460
Upper exp. limit, %
9.4
Lower exp. limit, %
1.2
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustion generates toxic fumes. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
   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.
UN number
2810
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2926 90 95