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Benzene

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Benzene

Colorless liquid with sweet scent often produced from petroleum

Flammable (flashpoint below 37.8 °C)

Carcinogenic, reproductive toxin

Toxic, skin irritation and burns

Extremely toxic to aquatic life

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/chemicalcontrol/system/files/safety_programs/chemical/

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/chem_profiles/benzene.html

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Benzene

Incompatible with:

HalogensOxidizing agentsFlame/heatNitric acid

Decomposes to:

AldehydesCarbon monoxideCarbon dioxide

Benzene may retain static charge, which could spark and ignite own vaporsGround benzene containers and all equipmentKeep in fume hood, use PVA glove (Viton gloves with large amounts)

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/chemicalcontrol/system/files/safety_programs/chemical/

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/chem_profiles/benzene.html