International Chemical Safety Cards

BISPHENOL A ICSC: 0634
BISPHENOL A
4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol
4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
C15H16O2/(CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2
Molecular mass: 228.3
CAS # 80-05-7
RTECS # SL6300000
ICSC # 0634
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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
  • Nausea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    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 acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, oxidants and food and feedstuffs.

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    ICSC: 0634 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

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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 violently with acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, 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 aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point at 1.7 kPa: 250-252C
    Melting point: 152-153C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 190C: 87
    Flash point: 207C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 600C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.32
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    ICSC: 0634 BISPHENOL A
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