Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Benzaldehyde
B240 500, B240-500, B240500
Benzenecarboxaldehyde; artificial almond oil; benzene carbaldehyde;
1 Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call: 800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call: 703-527-3887
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
|| 100 ||202-860-4
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases: 22
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: yellow liquid. Flash Point: 64 deg C.
Combustible liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes digestive and respiratory tract
irritation. Causes eye and skin irritation. May cause central nervous
system depression. May cause kidney damage.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation.
Causes skin irritation.
Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. 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
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system
effects characterized by nausea, headache, dizziness, unconsciousness
and coma. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause narcotic
effects in high concentration.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. May cause
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing
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
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air.
Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back.
Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Use water spray,
dry chemical, or foam. Use carbon dioxide.
Flash Point: 64 deg C ( 147.20 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 192 deg C ( 377.60 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower: 1.40%
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways.
Use water spray to disperse the gas/vapor. Remove all sources of
ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material
such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Do not use combustible materials
such as sawdust.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product
residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container
tightly closed. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Avoid
ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze,
solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or
Keep away from heat and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition.
Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing
materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Keep away from reducing agents. Do not store
near alkaline substances.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
||none listed||none listed
OSHA Vacated PELs:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29
CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use
a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved
respirator when necessary.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Liquid
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg @ 26.2C
Vapor Density: 3.65
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 178 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-56 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Slightly soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.0415 @10C
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Conditions to Avoid:
High temperatures, incompatible materials, ignition sources.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Oxidizes in air to benzoic
acid. Reacts dangerously with performic acid.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
CAS# 100-52-7: CU4375000
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 28 mg/kg;
Oral, mouse: LD50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1300 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 =
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
No information available.
TDLo (Oral, mouse) = 154 gm/kg/2Y-C; Gastrointestinal - tumors
No information available.
No information available.
Mutation,mammalian somatic cells(Mouse
Lymphocyte)=400mg/L.Cytogenetic analysis(Rodent - hamster Lung) = 1
Standard Draize Test: Administration onto the skin (rabbit)
= 500 mg/24H (Moderate).
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Fish: Rainbow trout: LC50 =11 mg/L; 96 Hr.; UnspecifiedFish:
Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 =1.1-7.6 mg/L; 96 Hr.; UnspecifiedWater
flea LC50 =5.0 mg/L; 24 Hr.; UnspecifiedBacteria: Phytobacterium
phosphoreum: EC50 =4.85 - 6.11 mg/L; 5, 15, 30 Minutes; Microtox
Test, 15 degrees C
No data available.
Based upon a measured log Kow of 1.48 and a water solubility of 6950
mg/l at 25 deg C, the BCF for benzaldehyde can be estimated to be
7.8 and 4.2, respectively, these BCF values suggest that the
biconcentration in aquatic organisms is not important. A number of
biological screening studies have demonstrated that benzaldehyde is
readily biodegradable. Estimated Koc values of 34 and 150 suggest
that benzaldehyde will leach readily.
Benzaldehyde has a BOD: 50%, 10 days; 150%, 5 days.
Benzaldehyde absorbs UV irradiation weakly (extinction coefficient of
0-30/M-cu cm) in the spectra between 300 and 380 nm.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 100-52-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 100-52-7: flammable.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
CAS# 100-52-7 can be found on the following state right to know
lists: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
S 24 Avoid contact with skin.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 100-52-7: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 100-52-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product does not have a WHMIS classification.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 100-52-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 100-52-7: OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 5 mg/m3;STEL 10 mg/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:STE
L 5 mg/m3
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 5/03/1999
Revision #2 Date: 3/18/2003
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Fisher be liable
for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits
or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of
the possibility of such damages.