8.01811 EMD Millipore

Benzyl cyanide

Benzyl cyanide for synthesis. CAS No. 140-29-4, EC Number 205-410-5., for synthesis

Synonym: Phenylacetonitrile, α-Tolunitrile

  • CAS Number 140-29-4

  • Linear Formula C₈H₇N

  • Molecular Weight 117.15 g/mol

  •  EC Number 205-410-5



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packaging   100 ml in Glass bottle (8018110100)
bp   66 °C (1013 hPa)
vapor pressure   0.2 hPa (20 °C)
solubility   0.1 g/l
density   1.02 g/cm3 (20 °C)
flash point   102 °C
autoignition temp.   590 °C
mp   -24 °C
LD 50 oral   LD50 Rat 270 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal   LD50 Rabbit 270 mg/kg
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   Store below +30°C.
specifications   Assay (GC, area%): ≥ 99.0 % (a/a)
  Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C): 1.015 - 1.017
  Identity (IR): passes test

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HS Code 
2926 90 70
Hazard Statement(s) 
H301 + H311: Toxic if swallowed or in contact with skin
H330: Fatal if inhaled.
Precautionary Statement(s) 
P280: Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing.
P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304 + P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P308 + P310: IF exposed or concerned: immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
Storage class 
6.1A Combustible substances, toxic
WGK 3 highly water endangering
Carcinogenic compounds and flammable compounds labelled "Highly toxic" or "Toxic": container F. Alkyl sulfates are carcinogenic; Take particular care to avoid inhalation and skin contact. To neutralize alkyl sulfates, add dropwise (from a dropping funnel) to concentrated ice-cool Ammonia solution (Cat.No. 105426) with vigorous stirring. Before placing in container D, check the pH with pH Universal indicator strips (Cat.No. 109535).
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS06  GHS06
Hazard Symbols 
Very toxic  Very toxic
Declaration (railroad and road) ADR, RID 
UN 2470 , 6.1, III
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR 
UN 2470 , 6.1, III
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code 
UN 2470 , 6.1, III
Categories of danger 
very toxic
R Phrase 
R 22-24-26
Harmful if swallowed.Toxic in contact with skin.Very toxic by inhalation.
S Phrase 
S 28-36/37-45
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water.Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
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