4-Methylbenzenemethanol

  • p-Tolyl alcohol
Formula
C8H10O
Structure
Description
Needles or off-white crystalline powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
589-18-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-639-1
R 36/37/38
RTECS
DO9370000
RTECS class
Drug; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1856550
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-03171
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H10O
Formula mass
122.16
Melting point, °C
59
Boiling point, °C
217
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.07 (25 C)
Density
0.978 g/cm3 (72 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Surface tension
34.09 g/s2 (72 C)
Refractive index
1.5268 (26 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.50
Heat of vaporization
48.1 kJ/mol

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
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
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.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
105
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
This material is probably combustible.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes severe skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. 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.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.