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NONYL PHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0309
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

(2,6-Dimethylheptan-4-yl)phenol, mixed isomers
CAS # 25154-52-3 C15H24O
RTECS # SM5600000 Molecular mass: 220.4
UN # 3145
EC Index # 601-053-00-8
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Alcohol-resistant foam. Powder. Carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION
Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).

EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

Inhalation Sore throat. Nausea. Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain. Burning sensation. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Sore throat. Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: C, N
R: 22-34-62-63-50/53
S: (1/2-)-26-36/37/39-45-46-60-61
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC3-II+III
NFPA Code: H2; F1; R0;
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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NONYL PHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0309
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
PALE YELLOW VISCOUS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes. Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes and the skin, and is irritating to the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 290-310C
Melting point: -8C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.95
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.06 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: negligible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.59
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 0.95
Flash point: 148-155C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 370C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.28
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish, in seafood and in plants.
NOTES
Other CAS 84852-15-3. The purity of commercial nonyl phenol is reported as 90% w/w with the following impurities: 2-Nonylphenol (5% w/w), 2,4-Dinonylphenol (5% w/w). The recommendations on this Card also apply to Isononyl phenol CAS 11066-49-2, Nonyl phenol (branched) CAS 90481-04-2.
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