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Cumene is used in the production of phenol and acetone. It is used as a thinner for paints, lacquers, and enamels and as a component of high octane fuels. It is used in the manufacture of phenol, acetone, acetophenone, and methylstyrene.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H302-H335-H304
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. May cause respiratory irritation. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.