CHEMICAL NAME & SYNONYMS DOT CLASS SARA TITLE 313
Ammonium Benzoate; Benzoic Acid, ammonium salt NR No
TSCA listed - Yes
FORMULA REPORTABLE QUANTITY F.W. CAS#
C 6H 5COONH 4 2270 kg 139.16 1863-63-4
Sublimes at 160掳C; decomposes without melting at 192-198掳C; Density 1.26; Soluble in water 20
g/100 cc @ 15掳C; pH (1 M solution) 6.0-7.5.
APPEARANCE & ODOR
Colorless or white crystals or powder. May have slight benzoic acid odor.
REACTIVITY & CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Stable. Avoid inhalation of powder or vapor. Slowly looses ammonia on exposure to air.
Will sublime when heated. Will be consumed in a general fire. Avoid inhalation of smoke or
vapors. Firefighters wear SCBA. NFPA # 2-0-1.
EXTINGUISHER FLASHPOINT LEL UEL
Water spray, dry chemical or CO 2. N/A N/A N/A
Irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. May be harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed
through the skin. LD 50 (oral-rat) 825 mg/kg. OSHA PEL/ACGIH TLV not established. The chemical,
physical and toxicological properties have not been fully investigated. No evidence of
Wear goggles and rubber gloves while handling. Use only with adequate ventilation to avoid
Wash skin or eyes thoroughly with water. If eye irritation persists, see a physician.
Internal-give water to drink and milk of magnesia (if available) and get medical attention.
Do not induce vomiting unless directed by a physician. If inhaled, remove to fresh air and seek
SPILLS & LEAKS
Collect material for recovery. Wash up with water. Disposal to incinerator or other approved
CATALOG # PREPARED BY DATE
2343 MDM August 26, 2005
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