Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Indole
Catalog Numbers: 12215-0000, 12215-0100, 12215-0250, 12215-1000, 12215-5000, SB00587DA, SB00587EA, SB00587EE, SB00587ZZ
Company Identification: Acros Organics BVBA
Janssen Pharmaceuticalaan 3a
2440 Geel, Belgium
Company Identification: (USA) Acros Organics
One Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in the US, call: 800-ACROS-01
For information in Europe, call: +32 14 57 52 11
Emergency Number, Europe: +32 14 57 52 99
Emergency Number US: 201-796-7100
CHEMTREC Phone Number, US: 800-424-9300
CHEMTREC Phone Number, Europe: 703-527-3887
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
CAS# Chemical Name: % EINECS#
120-72-9 Indole 99+% 204-420-7
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases: 21/22 36
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to eyes.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes severe eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Handling: Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical splash ggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Crystalline powder
Color: white - slight pink
pH: 5.9 (1000g/L (20°C))
Vapor Pressure: 0.012mmHg @25 deg C
Viscosity: Not available
Boiling Point: 253 - 254 deg C @760mmHg
Freezing/Melting Point: 51 - 53 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not available
Flash Point: 136 deg C ( 276.80 deg F)
Explosion Limits: Lower: Not available
Explosion Limits: Upper: Not available
Solubility in water: 2.80 g/l (25°C)
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.220
Molecular Formula: C8H7N
Molecular Weight: 117.15
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, light, exposure to air.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials Strong oxidizing agents, iron, iron salts.
Hazardous Decomposition Products Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization Has not been reported.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
RTECS#: CAS# 120-72-9: NL2450000
CAS# 120-72-9: Draize test, rabbit, eye: 750 ug/24H Severe;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1 gm/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 790 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity: Indole - Not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
Other: The toxicological properties have not been fully investigated.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Not available Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
Section 14 - Transport Information
IATA IMO RID/ADR
Shipping Name: TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.* TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Hazard Class: 6.1 6.1 6.1
UN Number: 2811 2811 2811
Packing Group: III III III
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XN
R 21/22 Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R 36 Irritating to eyes.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 120-72-9: Not available
CAS# 120-72-9 is listed on Canada's DSL List
CAS# 120-72-9 is listed on the TSCA Inventory.
Section 16 - Other Information
MSDS Creation Date: 7/16/1996
Revision #1 Date 7/22/2004
Revisions were made in Sections: General revision.
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