Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcoholby Naturallythinking Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS for Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) dated 05/12/2021

Batch Number: FRAMECPSR

Section 1: Identification of Product and Supplier

Product Name: Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol
Product Number: 5060330636381
Brand: Naturallythinking
Supplier: Naturallythinking, Unit 2 Mill Lane Trading Estate, Mill Lane, Croydon, CR0 4AA
Contact Telephone: 020 38563588
Contact Email:

Section 2: Hazards IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture


Human Health
Acute. Tox. 4 - H302; Acute Tox. 4 - H332

2.2 Label elements According to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP)

2.2.1 Label elements

GHS Product Identifier: Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol

Hazard pictogram(s)


Harmful if swallowed
Harmful if inhaled



Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/ spray.


Section 3: Composition and information on Ingredients

Inci: Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol
Cas: 520-46-6/771-03-9/16807-48-0/100-51-6
Einecs: 208-293-9 / 212-227-4 / 202-859-9

3.1 Substances

EC Classification No. 1272/2008

Hazardous Ingredient(s) %W/W Cas No. EC No. Hazard Statement
Benzyl alcohol
Index No. 603-057-00-5
80-90 100-51-6 202-859-9 Acute Tox. 4 H302
Acute Tox. 4 H332
Dehydroacetic acid
Index No. 607-163-00-2
5-10 520-45-6 208-293-9 Acute Tox. 4 H302

EC Classification No. 67/548/EEC

Hazardous Ingredient %W/W Cas No. EC No. Classification Risk Phrases
Benzyl alcohol
Index No. 603-057-00-5
80-90 100-51-6 202-859-9 Xn
R20/22: Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed
Dehydroacetic acid
Index No. 607-163-00-2
5-10 520-45-6 208-293-9 Xn
R22: Harmful if swallowed

3.3 Additional Information

For full text of R/H/P phrases see section 16.

Section 4: First aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures


Remove persons affected to fresh air. Keep patient warm and at rest. Apply artificial respiration if necessary. If breathing is laboured, administer oxygen. Obtain medical attention if symptoms develop

Skin Contact

Remove contaminated clothing immediately and gently wash affected skin with plenty of water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Obtain medical attention if irritation develops

Eye Contact

If substance has got into the eyes, immediately wash out with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention if irritation persists


Obtain medical attention if ingested. Wash out mouth with water and give 200-300 ml (half a pint) of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Irritation, coughing, headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting,

4.3 Indication of the immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Increased difficulty in breathing. headache, dizziness Treat symptoms

Section 5: Fire - Fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable Extinguishing Media

Extinguish with foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical or water spray.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media Water jet

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture


5.3 Advice for fire-fighters

In case of fire:

Evacuate area. Self-contained breathing apparatus to be worn if involved in fire. Water spray should be used to cool containers.

Section 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Put on protective clothing. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

Do not breathe fumes/vapour.

Caution - spillages may be very slippery.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses. If substance has entered a watercourse or sewer, IMMEDIATELY advise water authority.

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Adsorb spillages onto sand, earth or any suitable adsorbent material. Transfer to a plastic container for disposal. Do not mix with other waste materials. Disposal should be in accordance with local or national legislation.

6.4 Reference to other sections

See Section: 8 (Exposure controls / PPE) & 13 (Disposal)

Section 7: Handling and Storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothes. Do not breathe vapour or mist. Store in plastic, plastic lined or stainless steel containers

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep container tightly closed, in a cool, dry, well ventilated place.

Storage Temperature

5 - 40 degC

Storage Life

Two years

Incompatible materials:

Strong oxidising agents. Strong acids, iron

Other information

Keep away from heat and sunlight. Keep away from food, drinks and animal food. Take precautionary measures against static discharg

Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

8.1.1 Occupational Exposure Limits LTEL (8 hr TWA mg/m³)

WEL: Workplace Exposure Limit (UK HSE EH40) Not applicable

8.2 Exposure controls

8.2.1 Appropriate engineering controls

Provide adequate ventilation, including appropriate local extraction if dusts, fumes or vapours are likely to be evolved.

8.2.2 Personal protection equipment
Eye/face protection

Safety spectacles/goggles. Minimum standard EN166.

Skin protection (Hand protection/ Other)

Butyl, PVC or fluoro-rubber gloves as appropriate for other materials and the process. Minimum standard EN374-3. Apron or other light protective clothing.

Respiratory protection

Wear suitable respiratory protective equipment if processing involves working in areas where aerosols, mists or dusts are likely to be evolved.: Full-/Half-/quarter-face masks ( EN 136/140/141) with Type A filter


General hygiene measures for the handling of chemicals are applicable. Wash hands before breaks and after work. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

8.2.3 Environmental Exposure Controls

Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses

Section 9: Physical data and chemical properties

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties (Solution)

Appearance: Clear Liquid
Colour:  Colourless to pale yellow
Odour: Faint, almond-like
Odour Threshold (ppm) Not available
pH (Value) Not applicable
Melting Point (°C) / Freezing Point (°C): - 15 degC (Benzyl alcohol)
Boiling point/boiling range (°C):
~ 100 degC (Water)
205 degC (Benzyl alcohol)
Flash Point (°C) [Closed cup] 96 degC
Evaporation rate (Butyl acetate = 1) Not applicable (Water)
Explosive limit ranges 1.3 – 15 % v/v
Vapour Pressure Not applicable (Water)
Vapour Density (Air=1) Not applicable.
Density (g/ml) 1.04 (Benzyl alcohol)
Solubility (Water)(20 degC) ~ 1.5 % v/v
Solubility (Other) Soluble in alcohols and acetone
Partition Coefficient (n-Octanol/water) Log Pow -1.1
Auto Ignition Temperature (°C) 426 degC
Decomposition Temperature (°C) > 200 degC
Viscosity (mPa.s) 5.6 mPa.s at 25 degC (Benzyl alcohol)
Explosive properties Not explosive.
Oxidising properties Not oxidising

Section 10: Stability & Reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

Alcohol reactions

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under normal conditions.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

None known

10.4 Conditions to avoid

Temperatures > 40 degC, moisture

10.5 Incompatible materials

Strong oxidising agents. Strong acids, iron

10.6 Hazardous Decomposition Product(s)

None known

Section 11: Toxicological Information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

11.1.1 Substances

Acute toxicity


LD50 : 1 620 mg/k (rat)(Benzyl alcohol)

Inhalation (4 hrs)

LC50 > 4 000 mg/l (rat)(Benzyl alcohol)

Skin Contact

LD50 : 2 000 mg/k (rabbit)(Benzyl alcohol)

Skin corrosion/irritation

Not irritating

Serious eye damage/irritation May cause eye irritation

Respiratory or skin sensitization Not sensitizing in human tests


There is no evidence of mutagenic potential.


IARC, NTP, OSHA, do not list this product or any of its ingredients as a known or suspected carcinogen.

Reproductive toxicity

No evidence of reproductive toxicity.

STOT-single exposure Inhalation :

Irritation of the respiratory tract. Coughing.

STOT-repeated exposure

Inhalation (28 days) NOAEL : 1072 mg/l (Benzyl alcohol)
Ingestion (91 days) NOAEL : 200 mg/k/day ( “ “ )

11.2 Other information


Section 12: Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

(Fish) (96hrs)

LC50 : 460 mg/l (Fathead minnow)(Benzyl alcohol)

(Daphnia magna) (48hrs)

EC50 : 230 mg/l (Benzyl alcohol)

(Algae) (72hrs) 

EC50 : 700 mg/l (Pseudokirchnerella sub.)(Benzyl alcohol)

12.2 Persistence and degradability

Readily biodegradable.

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential (96 hrs)

The product has no potential for bioaccumulation.

12.4 Mobility in soil

This product is predicted to have high mobility in soil.

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

Not classified as PBT or vPvB.

12.6 Other adverse effects

Section 13: Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods

This material and must be disposed of as hazardous waste, usually by incineration. Consult an accredited waste disposal contractor or the local authority for advice.

13.2 Additional Information


Section 14: Transport information

14.1 Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number

Not classified according to the United Nations ‘Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods’.

14.2 Sea transport (IMDG)

UN number

Not classified according to the United Nations ‘Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods’.

14.3 Air transport (ICAO/IATA)

UN number

Not classified according to the United Nations ‘Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods’.

Section 15: Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

15.1.1 EU regulations Authorisations and/or restrictions on use

Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC

15.1.2 National regulations

Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment

No Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) has been carried out

Section 16: Other information

The following sections contain revisions or new statements: Sections #1 - #16.


IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer

LTEL Long Term Exposure Limit

NOAEL No observed adverse effect level

NTP National Toxicology Program

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Association

STOT Specific target organ (systemic) toxicity

TWA Time-weighted average


European Chemicals Agency

European Regulations and Directives

Published chemical directories

Suppliers’ safety and data sheets

UK Health and Safety Executive

Risk Phrases

R20/22: Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.

R22: Harmful if swallowed.

Safety Phrases

S23: Do not breathe fumes.

S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

S36: Wear suitable protective clothing.

Hazard statement(s)

H302: Harmful if swallowed.

H332: Harmful if inhaled. Precautionary statement(s)

P243: Take precautionary measures against static discharge.

P260: Do not breathe mist/vapours/spray.

P264: Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.

P305 + P351 + P338 : IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P308 + P313: If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.

P330: Rinse mouth.

P337 + P313: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

P362: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

P403 + P233: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

P410: Protect from sunlight.

P501: Dispose of contents/container to: licensed waste contractor

GMO Declaration

We declare that at present all our regisered and commercially available ingredients, extracts, oils, plants and skincare products are derived by traditional plant breeding methods. We do not have any ingredient, extract, oil or skincare product from genetically modified material

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any consequences from its use.

Animal Testing Declaration


We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.

Our suppliers each also agree to not to carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients we purchase. We have a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006 (this was the date our cosmetic formulations came into being) although in reality our suppliers normally have animal testing dates far in excess of this or have never tested at all.

We do not conduct any form of animal testing.

We do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.

We operate a fixed cut-off date for animal testing and ingedients, which means we will not use any ingredient that has been tested or retested on animals for cosmetics purposes since January 1, 2006

If we find that a company is involved in animal testing in anyway that purchases from us, then we will cease supply immediately. It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Naturallythinking you will not involve yourself or your company in any form of Animal Testing, any violation of this will be dealt with as per any violation of our terms and condtions