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C10H8

F.W. 128.17

Safety Purchase Note: Safer alternative substances for melting point determination are cetyl alcohol, 1-octadecanol, palmitic acid, stearic acid, lauric acid, or 4-(t-octyl) phenol.

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Possible carcinogen. Moderately toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin contact; moderate fire hazard. LD50 490 mg/kg. TLV 52 mg/m3.

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Product Details

Storage:
Organic #3
Shelf Life:
Volatile flakes; keep tightly closed.
Soluble:
Alcohol and ether; not water.
Color:
Shiny white.
Odor:
Moth balls.
CAS No.:
91-20-3
Technical Note:
When used to show states of matter by heating in a test tube, quantity should be small and heating gentle so that minimum vapor is generated. Use under a hood or in a well-ventilated room.