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Safety Data Sheet
1 Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking
Identification of the product
Catalogue number(s) B2016
Product Name: Phenacetin OAS.
Manufacturer/supplier identification
As listed above
2 Composition/information on ingredients
Chemical characterisation
Organic Solid
Product name: Phenacetin.
CAS number: 62-44-2
3 Hazard identification
May cause cancer. May case heritable genetic damage. Also harmful by inhalation, in contact
with skin and if swallowed.
4 First aid measures
Eye contact: Irrigate thoroughly with water for at least 10 minutes. OBTAIN MEDICAL
Inhalation: Remove from exposure, rest and keep warm. In severe cases obtain medical
Skin Contact: Wash off thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing before
re-use. Unless contact has been slight OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION.
Ingestion: Wash out mouth thoroughly with water and give plenty of water to drink. OBTAIN
5 Fire-fighting measures
Special risks
May evolve toxic fumes in fire. Dust/air mixture explosive
Suitable extinguishing media
Water spray, foam, dry powder or carbon dioxide.
Do not stay in danger zone without respiratory protective equipment. Prevent fire fighting water
entering watercourses or ground water.
6 Accidental release measures
Wear appropriate protective clothing. Inform others to keep at a safe distance.
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Carefully sweep up and dispose of according to local regulations
7 Handling and storage
Under no circumstances eat, drink or smoke while handling this material. Wash hands and
face thoroughly after working with material. Contaminated clothing should be removed and
washed before re-use.
Store at room temperature (15 to 25c recommended). Keep well closed and protected from
direct sunlight and moisture.
8 Exposure controls, personal protection
As appropriate to the situation and the quantity handled.
Respirator: Dust respirator
Ventilation: Extraction Hood.
Gloves: Rubber or plastic.
Eye protection: Safety goggles or face shield
Other precautions: Plastic apron, sleeves, boots – if handling in large quantities.
9 Physical and chemical properties
Fine Crystals
Melting temperature:
Boiling temperature:
Solubility in Water:
0.76g/l (20c).
No further data
10 Stability and Reactivity:
Conditions to avoid: Strong oxidising agents, iodine
The possibility of reaction with other substances cannot be excluded.
11 Toxicological information
After inhalation: May be harmful
After skin contact: May irritate.
After eye contact: May irritate
After ingestion: Harmful
After long term exposure to the chemical: methaemoglobineamia, cyanosis, loss of weight,
insomnia, muscular weakness.
Has been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals. Damage to: liver, kidneys, bladder.
Further data
LD50 3600mg/kg oral, rat
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Should be treated as a suspected carcinogen. Evidence of reproductive effects. Evidence of
mutagenic effects
12 Ecological information
Quantitative data on the ecological effect of this product are not available. A harmful effect on
aquatic organisms cannot be excluded in the event of improper handling or disposal.
13 Disposal considerations
Chemical residues are generally classified as special waste, and as such are covered by
regulations which vary according to location. Contact your local waste disposal authority for
advice, or pass to a chemical disposal company.
14 Transport information
IMDG class:
Packing group:
Packing group:
Shipping name
Not restricted or subject to transport regulations.
15 Regulatory information
Labelling according to EC directives
Symbol: T
May cause cancer. May cause heritable genetic damage. Also harmful by inhalation, in contact
with skin and if swallowed.
Avoid exposure – obtain special instructions before use. Do not breath dust. Wear suitable
protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell,
seek medial advice immediately.
Local regulations
Within the UK, the use of this chemical should be assessed under the Control of Substances
Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations
UK exposure limit: None assigned.
16 Other information
Reason for alteration: n/a
Revision Date: 30h July 03
Revision number: 0 (First issue)
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