Benzylacetone

  • 1-Phenyl-3-butanone
  • 4-Phenyl-2-butanone
  • Phenethyl methyl ketone
  • Methyl phenethyl ketone
  • Methyl 2-phenylethyl ketone
Formula
C6H5CH2CH2COCH3
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2550-26-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
219-847-4
R 36/38
RTECS
EL9600000
RTECS class
Drug; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1907123
Beilstein Reference
4-07-00-00713
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H12O
Formula mass
148.21
Melting point, °C
-13
Boiling point, °C
235
Density
0.992 g/cm3 (17 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Surface tension
38.01 g/s2 (19 C)
Refractive index
1.5082 (20 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
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
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
1
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>100
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.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes severe skin irritation. May be 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.
   Skin
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.
HS Code
2914 39 00