Benzyl acetate

  • Acetic acid benzyl ester
  • Acetic acid phenylmethyl ester
  • Benzyl ethanoate
Formula
C6H5CH2OOCCH3
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid, jasmine-like odor.
Uses
In perfumery, solvent for cellulose acetate and nitrate.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
140-11-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-399-7
R 36/37/38 40
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
AF5075000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Human Data; Primary Irritant
Merck
13,1125
Beilstein/Gmelin
1908121
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-02262
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1249
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H10O2
Formula mass
150.18
Melting point, °C
-51
Boiling point, °C
206
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.2 (20 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.1
Density
1.040 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
1.40 cp (45 C)
Refractive index
1.5232 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.96

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
B3
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear safety glasses and chemical goggles if splashing is possible. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases, reducing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
95
Autoignition, °C
460
Upper exp. limit, %
8.4
Lower exp. limit, %
0.9
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, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Health
1
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
May cause cancer according to animal studies.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. May cause central nervous system effects and/or neurological effects.
   Inhalation
May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   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
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. 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 immediately.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
BZE
 
HS Code
2915 39 50
 
IMO Chemical Code
17
IMO Pollution Category
C
IMO Hazard code
P