Benzoylcarbinol

  • Benzoylmethanol
  • Phenacyl alcohol
  • 2-Phenyl-2-oxoethanol
  • 2-Hydroxyacetophenone
  • (Hydroxyacetyl)benzene
  • 2-Hydroxy-1-phenylethanone
Formula
C8H8O2
Structure
Description
Yellow to orange powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
582-24-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-480-8
Beilstein/Gmelin
507951
Beilstein Reference
4-08-00-00365
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H8O2
Formula mass
136.15
Melting point, °C
103 - 105
Boiling point, °C
118 - 120 (11 torr)
Density
1.0963 g/cm3 (99 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
1.5232 (99.1 C)
pKa/pKb
13.09 (pKa)

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 eyes, skin, and clothing.
Protection
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.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, bases, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
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. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes 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.