Phenethyl alcohol

  • Phenylethyl alcohol
  • 2-Phenylethane-1-ol
  • Benzeneethanol
  • 2-Phenylethanol
Formula
C6H5CH2CH2OH
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid with a rose-like odor.
Uses
Used in flavors and perfumery (esp rose perfumes).

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
60-12-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-456-2
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 21/22 36/38
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
SG7175000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
2810
Merck
12,7370
Beilstein/Gmelin
1905732
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-03067
EPA OPP
1503
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-3187
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H10O
Formula mass
122.17
Melting point, °C
103 - 105
Boiling point, °C
432
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0325 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
4.21
Saturation Concentration
Very low; 80 ppm (0.008%) at 20 C; 110 ppm (0.011%) at 25 C (calculated)
Critical temperature
413
Critical pressure
40.39
Density
1.0344 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Viscosity
3.19 cp (50 C)
Surface tension
38.65 g/s2 (20 C)
Refractive index
1.5292 (16.8 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.36
Heat of vaporization
48.1 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
D1B D2A D2B
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse.
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 a chemical apron. Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
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. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
101.5
Autoignition, °C
410
Upper exp. limit, %
11.9
Lower exp. limit, %
1.4
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Containers may explode if exposed to fire. Extinguishing media: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Water spray may cause frothing. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
Fire potential
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause adverse reproductive effects.
   Ingestion
May cause central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory failure. Causes gastrointestinal tract irritation. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

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
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
2810
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
20. Alcohols. Glycols
HS Code
2906 29 00