NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY -- BENZOIC ACID CALORIMETRIC STANDARD -- 6810-00N064396
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:BENZOIC ACID CALORIMETRIC STANDARD
MSDS Date:03/01/1992
FSC:6810
NIIN:00N064396
MSDS Number: BZKGD
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY
Address:BLDG 202, ROOM 204
City:GAITHERSBURG
State:MD
ZIP:20899
Country:US
Info Phone Num:301-975-2019
Emergency Phone Num:301-975-2019
Preparer's Name:CARMELITA S. DAVIS
CAGE:0JJ85
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY
Address:OFFICE OF STD REF MATRL,BLDG 22 RM 204
City:GAITHERSBURG
State:MD
ZIP:20899
Country:US
Phone:301-975-6776
CAGE:0JJ85

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:BENZOIC ACID (CERCLA)   LD50: (ORAL, RAT) 2530 MG/KG
CAS:65-85-0
RTECS #:DG0875000
Fraction by Wt: 100%
OSHA PEL:N/K 
ACGIH TLV:N/K 
EPA Rpt Qty:5000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:5000 LBS

Ingred Name:MATL TO AVOID: MADE FROM IT REACTS W/METALS. THIS MATL
    SHOULD BE KEPT FROM STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS.
RTECS #:9999999ZZ

Ingred Name:FIRST AID PROC: IF INGESTED, WASH OUT MOUTH WITH WATER.
    CONTACT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IF NECESSARY.
RTECS #:9999999ZZ

Ingred Name:EYE PROT: AND FULL LENGTH FACESHIELD .
RTECS #:9999999ZZ

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:SEE INGREDIENT 1
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:INHALATION OF THIS MATERIAL'S DUST OR
    VAPORS MAY CAUSE IRRITATION OF THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT.
    PROLONGED OR REPEATED CONTACT MAY RESULT IN IRRITATION. CONTACT
    WITH THE EYES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS EYE IR RITATION AND POSSIBLE
    INJURY. INGESTIONOF EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS MAY CAUSE NAUSEA,
    GASTROINTESTINAL (EFTS OF OVEREXP)
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NOT RELEVANT
Effects of Overexposure:HLTH HAZ: DISORDERS AND/OR ALLERGIC RESPONSE.
    TARGE ORGANS OF ATTACK: EYES, SKIN AND UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NOT APPLICABLE.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:SKIN: REMOVE CONTAMD SHOES & CLTHG. RINSE AFFECTED AREA W/LG
    AMTS OF WATER FOLLOWED BY WASHING AREA W/SOAP & WATER. CNTCT MED
    ASSISTANCE IF NEC. EYES: IMMED FLUSH EYES, INCLUDING UNDER LIDS,
    W/COPIOUS  AMTS OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MIN. CNTCT MED ASSISTANCE
    IF NEC. INHAL: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF BRTHG IS DFCLT, GIVE OXYGEN;
    IF NOT BRTHG, GIVE ARTF RESP. CNTCT MED ASSISTANCE IF NEC. INGEST:
    (ING 3)

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point Method:CC
Flash Point:250F,121C
Extinguishing Media:USE DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM, WATER SPRAY
    OR FOG TO EXTINGUISH FIRES INVOLVING THIS MATERIAL.
Fire Fighting Procedures:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA AND FULL
    PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT .
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:HIGH CONCS OF BENZOIC ACID DUST PARTICLES
    IN AIR MAY FORM AN EXPLOSIVE MIXTURE. VAPORS FROM HOT OR MOLTEN
    BENZOIC ACID MAY FORM EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES W/THE AIR.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:NOTIFY SAFETY PERSONNEL OF BENZOIC ACID SPILLS
    AND/OR LEAKS. CLEANUP PERSONNEL SHOULD USE APPROPRIATE PERSONAL
    PROTECTION EQUIPMENT. SWEEP UP SOLID MATERIAL AND PLACE IT IN DRUMS
    FOR DISPOSAL. AVOID R AISING BENZOIC ACID DUST.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE BENZOIC ACID IN TIGHTLY CLSD
    CONTAINERS IN COOL, DRY, WELL VENTILATED AREA AWAY FROM OXIDIZING
    AGENTS, STRONG BASES & SOURCES OF HEAT/IGNITION.
Other Precautions:NOTE: CONTACT LENSES POSE A SPECIAL PROBLEM; SOFT
    LENSES MAY ABSORB IRRITANTS AND ALL LENSES CONCENTRATE THEM. DO NOT
    WEAR CONTACT LENSES IN THE LAB.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR APPROPRIATE
    FOR EXPOSURE OF CONCERN .
Ventilation:PROVIDE GEN DILUTION & LOC EXHST VENT IN SUFFICIENT VOL &
    PATTERN TO KEEP CONC OF HAZ INGREDS BELOW MINIMAL EXPOSURE.
Protective Gloves:IMPERVIOUS GLOVES .
Eye Protection:ANSI APPRVD CHEM WORKERS GOGGS (ING 4)
Other Protective Equipment:ANSI APPROVED EYE WASH & DELUGE SHOWER .
    WEAR APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
Work Hygienic Practices:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Supplemental Safety and Health
MP: 252F,122C; BEGINS TO SUBLIME @ APPROX 212F,100C. SOL IN H*2O: @
    0C:1.7; @ 10C:2.1; @ 20C:2.9; @ 25C:3.4; @ 30C:4.2; @ 40C:6.0; @
    50C:9.5; @ 60C:12.0; @ 70C: 17.7; @ 80C: 27.5; @ 90C: 45.5; @ 95C:6
    8.0. APPEAR/ODOR: OR SCALES WITH A BENZALDEHYDE LIKE ODOR.

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:481F,249C
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:SUPDAT
Vapor Pres:1.0 @ 96C
Vapor Density:4.2
Spec Gravity:1.321
pH:2.8
Solubility in Water:SUPDAT
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS TO WHITE SOLID; CAN BE IN FORM OF
    CRYSTALS, POWDER, PLATELETS (SUPDAT

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
AS A CARBOXYLIC ACID, MATL REACTS EXOTHERMICALLY W/STRONG BASES & CAN
    GENERATE HYDROGEN GAS WHEN WATER SOLN (ING 2)
Stability Condition to Avoid:AVOID EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS OF DECOMPOSITION
    INCLUDE PHENOL, BENZENE, CARBON MONOXIDE AND CARBON DIOXIDE.

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:BURY WASTE IN AN APPROVED LANDFILL OR INCINERATE
    IT UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS. FOLLOW ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
    REGULATIONS.

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