Butyl benzoate

  • n-Butyl benzoate
Formula
C6H5COO(CH2)3CH3
Structure
Description
Thick, oily liquid. Mild odor.
Uses
Used in the lacquer industry to a slight extent, as a plasticizer.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
136-60-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-252-7
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 36/38
RTECS
DG4925000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Merck
13,1551
Beilstein/Gmelin
1867073
Beilstein Reference
4-09-00-00290
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1232
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C11H14O2
Formula mass
178.23
Melting point, °C
-22
Boiling point, °C
249 - 251
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.022 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
6.15
Density
1.0235 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
1.39 cp (50 C)
Surface tension
33.54 g/s2 (21 C)
Refractive index
1.49473 (12.5 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.79
Heat of vaporization
54.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. 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
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
106
Autoignition, °C
440
Upper exp. limit, %
5.4
Lower exp. limit, %
0.8
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 fog, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or regular foam.
Fire potential
Low fire hazard, when exposed to heat or flame.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Seizures have been reported to occur in animals receiving lethal doses.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes severe skin irritation. Causes redness and pain.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation. Causes redness and pain.

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
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 immediately. 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 immediately.

Transport.
HS Code
2916 31 00