BENZYL ACETATE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 140-11-4
Formula

C₉H₁₀O₂

Synonyms

benzyl ethanoate; acetic acid benzyl ester; phenylmethyl acetate; α-acetoxytoluene; phenylmethyl ethanoate

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless liquid with an odor of pears.
Boiling point 419.9°F Molecular weight 150.18
Freezing point/melting point -60.7°F Vapor pressure 1 mmHg at 113°F
Flash point 195°F Vapor density 5.1
Specific gravity 1.04 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating 1 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 0 NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) B508
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media CSC tube (100/50 mg) coated with 10% t-butylcatechol [SKC 226-73]
Sampling time*

100 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*

10 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.1 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments GC-FID
Method reference OSHA PV2124 (partially validated)
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA TLV-TWA

10 ppm [1990]

PEL-TWA

10 ppm (61 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: TLV-A4, IARC-3 Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Benzyl acetate

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Not Listed

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Benzyl acetate. See annual publication for most recent information.
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: AF5075000; 1738

Last Updated Date : 12/17/2020