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BISPHENOL A ICSC: 0634
Date of Peer Review: April 1994

4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol
4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
CAS # 80-05-7 C15H16O2 / (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2
RTECS # SL6300000 Molecular mass: 228.3
UN #
EC Index # 604-030-00-0
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, powder, 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 PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then remove to safe place. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 37-41-43-62
S: (2-)-26-36/37-39-46
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, oxidants, food and feedstuffs.
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BISPHENOL A ICSC: 0634
IMPORTANT DATA
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:
TLV not established.
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) 5 mg/m; Peak limitation category: I(1); photosensitization (SP); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2005).
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 is irritating to 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
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification.
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