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SALICYLALDEHYDE

Chemical Identifiers | Hazards | Response Recommendations | Physical Properties | Regulatory Information | Alternate Chemical Names

Chemical Identifiers

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CAS Number UN/NA Number DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
  • 90-02-8   (SALICYLALDEHYDE)
none data unavailable
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
none none
NFPA 704
Diamond Hazard Value Description
2
0 0
Blue Health 0 No hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material.
Red Flammability 2 Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperatures before ignition can occur.
Yellow Instability 0 Normally stable, even under fire conditions.
White Special
(NFPA, 2010)
General Description
Liquid; colorless or pale yellow; bitter almond odor. Sinks and mixes slowly in water. (USCG, 1999)

Hazards

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Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
No rapid reaction with air. No rapid reaction with water.
Fire Hazard
Combustible. Can react with oxidizing materials. (USCG, 1999)
Health Hazard
LIQUID: Irritating to skin and eyes. Harmful if swallowed. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
SALICYLALDEHYDE is an aldehyde. Aldehydes are frequently involved in self-condensation or polymerization reactions. These reactions are exothermic; they are often catalyzed by acid. Aldehydes are readily oxidized to give carboxylic acids. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of aldehydes with azo, diazo compounds, dithiocarbamates, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. Aldehydes can react with air to give first peroxo acids, and ultimately carboxylic acids. These autoxidation reactions are activated by light, catalyzed by salts of transition metals, and are autocatalytic (catalyzed by the products of the reaction). The addition of stabilizers (antioxidants) to shipments of aldehydes retards autoxidation.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

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Response Recommendations

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Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
Extinguish with water fog, alcohol foam, CO2 or dry chemical. (USCG, 1999)
Non-Fire Response
Avoid contact with liquid or vapor. Keep people away. Wear goggles and self-contained breathing apparatus. Stop discharge if possible. Isolate and remove discharged material. Notify local health and pollution control agencies. (USCG, 1999)
Protective Clothing
Wear goggles and self-contained breathing apparatus. (USCG, 1999)
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No information available.
First Aid
Call a doctor.

INHALATION: Remove from exposure. Treat respiratory depression with artificial respiration and oxygen.

EYES: Irrigate with water for at least 15 minutes.

SKIN: Wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing.

INGESTION: Induce vomiting with ipecac. Delay absorption by giving activated charcoal. Use saline cathartic. in mild poisoning with adequate urine output and no vomiting, give milk and fruit juice every hour. Treat acidosis with sodium bicarbonate (7.5% solution). (USCG, 1999)

Physical Properties

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Chemical Formula:
  • C7H6O2
Flash Point: 172 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: 19.4 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Vapor Pressure: 1.09 mm Hg at 90 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): 4.2 (USCG, 1999)
Specific Gravity: 1.1674 at 68 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 386 ° F at 760 mm Hg (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Weight: 122.12 (USCG, 1999)
Water Solubility: data unavailable
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Salicylaldehyde (90-02-8) 1.6 mg/m3 17 mg/m3 100 mg/m3
(DOE, 2016)

Regulatory Information

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EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

Alternate Chemical Names

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