Specific gravity ( gm/cc)
@ 15/15 oC
Solidification Point oC (Min)
Free of SO2 or H2S
Copper Corrosion test (1-a)
Moisture (Wt. Ppm Max)
Acid wash color (Max.)
Distillation Range at 760 mm Hg pressure
Not more than 1o C including 80.1oC
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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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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
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
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 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.
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.
GET MEDICAL HELP.