Cumene (C6H5CH(CH3)2)

Substance: isopropylbenzene.

Also known as: (1-methylethyl)benzene prop-2-ylbenzene 2-phenylpropane i-propylbenzene isopropylbenzene cumol

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Hazard information danger

Flammable
Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards
Environment

Hazard statements

  • Flammable liquid and vapour
  • May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Keep container tightly closed.
  • Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
  • Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/light/…/equipment.
  • Use only non-sparking tools.
  • Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/…/if you feel unwell. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Do NOT induce vomiting.
  • Collect spillage.
  • Store locked up.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

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