Odorless, brown-tan solid.
Production of cosmetics, rubber substitutes, furniture and leather polishes, candles, sealing wax, phonograph records.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
0.950-0.990 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a closed container away from ignition sources.
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.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
NIOSH certificed organic vapor respirator with dust/mist filter.
Remove all ignition sources. Absorb with appropriate inert material. Large spills may be picked up using vacuum pumps or shovels. Place in container for disposal.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Oxides of carbon.
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. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Laxative properties. Abdominal cramps, diarrhea.
Mildly irritating. Cough, shortnes of breath.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.
USCG CHRIS Code
IMO Pollution Category