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2-NITROPHENOL ICSC: 0523
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

o-Nitrophenol
2-Hydroxynitrobenzene
o-Hydroxynitrobenzene
CAS # 88-75-5 C6H5NO3
RTECS # SM2100000 Molecular mass: 139.1
UN # 1663
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Dry powder. Carbon dioxide. Water spray. Alcohol-resistant foam.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation
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.
Eyes Redness.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Headache. Drowsiness. Nausea. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1663 or 61GT2-III
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids, food and feedstuffs.
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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2-NITROPHENOL ICSC: 0523
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including nitrogen oxides. Reacts with strong acids, 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 ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and the skin. When ingested the substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 216C
Melting point: 45-46C
Density: 1.49 g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 210 (poor)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.015
Flash point: 108C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 550C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.79
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 2005