BENZENE

Typical Quality

Parameter

Typical Values

Test Method

Specific gravity ( gm/cc)

@ 15/15 oC

0.882-0.886

ASTM D-1298

Solidification Point oC (Min)

5.35

ASTM D-852

Sulfur compounds

Free of SO2 or H2S

UOP 357

Copper Corrosion test (1-a)

Passes

ASTM D-130

Moisture (Wt. Ppm Max)

100

ASTM D-1744

Acid wash color (Max.)

1

ASTM D-848

Distillation Range at 760 mm Hg pressure

Not more than 1o C including 80.1oC

ASTM D-850

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Storage and Handling
Benzene should be stored in Steel tanks preferably surrounded by a dyke away from any source of ignition. Use goggles/face shield, rubber apron, rubber gloves, gumboots and gas mask.

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Handling Guide

Product: Benzene
 

Clear liquid.
Aromatic Odour.

Health Hazard
Health Hazard

POISON! MAY CAUSE CANCER.
Liquid causes irritation to the skin and eyes. Vapours may cause headache, nausea and unconsciousness.

High concentrations can prove fatal.
If there is a danger of inhaling the vapour or coming in contact with the liquid, wear a respirator and protective clothing.

Fire and Reactivity Hazard
Fire Hazard

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
Keep away from sparks, flames and heat. Wear protective clothing. In case of fire, use foam, dry chemical or CO2 fire extinguisher. Water spray may not be effective.

Spills & Leaks Hazard
Flame

DANGER OF FIRE AND EXPLOSION!
Eliminate sparks, flames and all sources of ignition. Shut off the leaks if safe to do so. Wear a respirator and protective clothing in the spilled area. Inform your supervisor immediately.

First Aid
First Aid Inhalation :
Remove the victim to fresh air.
Give him artificial respiration if he is not breathing.

Eye contact :
Wash with plenty of water.

Skin contact :
Wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing.

Swallowing :
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.
GET MEDICAL HELP.
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