Leaves from petroleum ether. Pungent camphor-like.
In manufacture of its esters, in perfumery & incense.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Mutagen; Natural Product
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.07 (25 C)
0.8648 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4742 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers.
Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by combination with with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents Reacts with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
Solid streams of water may spread fire. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Use dry chemical, graphite, or dry earth.
May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames. Some may burn rapidly with flare burning effect. Powders, dusts, shavings, borings, turnings or cuttings may explode or burn with explosive violence. Substance may be transported in a molten form. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
Seizures are characteristic of toxicity. Confusion, agitation, delirium, irritability, and tremor can also be seen.
Oral and epigastric burning, nausea, and vomiting may develop.
Postictal respiratory depression and apnea may occur.
Contact allergy and sensory irritation have been reported
Mydriasis, flickering, darkening, or veiling of vision may occur.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. Wash skin with soap and water.
In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.