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Benzoic acid

General Description

  • Synonyms: Dracylic Acid; Retardex; Salvo Powder; Phenyl Carboxylic Acid
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: B409
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 65-85-0
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: DG0875000; 16338
  • Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Emergency Response Guidebook: NA9094 ORM-E
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • molecular weight: 122.13
    • molecular formula: C7H6O2

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Porapak Q Tube (150/75 mg sections, 50/80 mesh)
  • maximum volume: 24 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min
  • current analytical method: Gas Chromatography: GC/FID
  • method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
  • method classification: Not Validated

Halvorson, David. "American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal" 1984, 45(10), 727-30 ...Title: Determination of Benzoic Acid ...Collection: Porapak Q Tubes (May work with OVS-2) ...Analytical: Thermal desorption with GC/FID. Should be a solvent that will work.

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