International Chemical Safety Cards

BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE ICSC: 0841
BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE
2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol
2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol butylated hydroxytoluene
BHT
C15H24O/C6H2(OH)(CH3)(C(CH3)3)2
Molecular mass: 220.34
CAS # 128-37-0
RTECS # GO7875000
ICSC # 0841
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases. Tightly closed. Cool. Dry.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0841 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

    BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE ICSC: 0841

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO PALE YELLOW CRYSTALS OR POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating and on contact with oxidizing materials.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 10 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1992-1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of dust or vapour may cause asthmatic reactions (see Notes). Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 265°C
    Melting point: 70°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.6
    Flash point: 127°C (c.c.)°C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should never again come into contact with this substance. Ionol, Antioxidant 4K, Topanol-o-, Tenox, Impruvol are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0841 BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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