Agent Name

Benzene-d6

CAS Number

1076-43-3

Formula

C6-D6

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

(2H6)Benzene; Benzene-1,2,3,4,5,6-d6; [ChemIDplus] Benzene(d6); d6-Benzene; (d6)Benzene; Benzal-d6; Cyclohexatriene-d6; Phene-d6; Phenyl hydride-d6; Pyrobenzole-d6; [NTP] UN1114

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless to light yellow liquid with an aromatic odor; [NTP]

Sources/Uses

Used for styrene monomer, detergents, nylons, aniline, pesticides, solvents, and paint removers; [NTP] "Deuterated benzene is a common solvent used in NMR spectroscopy." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause blistering and CNS effects; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Benzene." See "Deuterium."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 100 mm Hg at 26.1 deg C; [NTP] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Benzene."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

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