International Chemical Safety Cards

o-PHENYLPHENOL ICSC: 0669
o-PHENYLPHENOL
(1,1'-Biphenyl-2-ol)
2-Biphenylol
2-Hydroxybiphenyl
C12H10O/C6H5C6H4OH
Molecular mass: 170.2
CAS # 90-43-7
RTECS # DV5775000
ICSC # 0669
EC # 604-020-00-6
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • (see Ingestion).
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Cough. Laboured breathing.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

    Xi symbol
    R: 36/38
    S: (2-)22
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0669 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    o-PHENYLPHENOL ICSC: 0669

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, liver, and lungs , resulting in respiratory failure, tissue lessions and haemorraghes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys , resulting in tissue lesions.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 286C
    Melting point: 58-60C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 163C: 2.7
    Flash point: 124C c.c
    Auto-ignition temperature: 530C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0669 o-PHENYLPHENOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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