Propionic acid, 2-(2-benzimidazolyl)

  • 1H-Benzimidazole-2-propanoic acid
  • beta-(2-Benzimidazole)propionic acid
  • 2-Benzimidazolepropionic acid
  • beta-(2-Benzimidazolyl)propionic acid
  • (2-Benzimidazolyl)propionic acid
  • 2-(2-Carboxyethyl)benzimidazole
Formula
C10H10N2O2
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
23249-97-0
20/21/22 36/37/38
26 37/39
RTECS
UE7480000
Merck
13,7851
Beilstein/Gmelin
156920
Beilstein Reference
5-25-04-00311

Properties.
Formula
C10H10N2O2
Formula mass
190.2
Melting point, °C
229 - 231
Boiling point, °C
437
Critical temperature
685
Critical pressure
40.82
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.53

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.