Isosafrole

  • 1,2-(Methylenedioxy)-4-propenylbenzene
  • 5-(Prop-1-enyl)-1,3-benzodioxole
  • 5-(Propen-1-yl)-1,3-benzodioxole
  • 6-(1-Propenyl)-1,3-benzodioxole
Formula
C10H10O2
Structure
Description
Colorless fragrant liquid with odor of anise.
Uses
Manufacture heliotropin, to modify oriental perfumes, to strengthen soap perfumes, in small quantities together with methyl salicylate in root beer & sarsaparilla flavors.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
120-58-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-410-2
RTECS
DA5950000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Human Data; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Merck
12,5243
Beilstein/Gmelin
82640
Beilstein Reference
5-20-06-00344
RCRA
U141
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4053
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H10O2
Formula mass
162.19
Melting point, °C
7
Boiling point, °C
253
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.04 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.59
Density
1.128 g/cm3 (12 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
3.98 cp (25 C)
Refractive index
1.5693 (12 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.08
Heat of vaporization
46.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Do not breathe vapors.
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
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
104
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. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Carcinogin
CP65
Poison_Class
1*
Exposure effects
Cancer suspect agent.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed. May cause hallucinations, distorted perceptions, and toxic psychosis.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause irritation of the mucous membranes. May cause hallunications, distorted perceptions and toxic psychosis.
   Skin
Causes moderate skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   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. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately 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
ISF