Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Phenol
Chemical Name: Not
Chemical Formula: C19H14O5S
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
% by Weight
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Phenol red LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion.
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of inhalation.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce
target organs damage.
Section 4: First Aid Measures Eye Contact:
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush
eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes, keeping eyelids open. Cold
water may be used. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of
water. Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin with running water and
non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and
groin. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek
medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing.
Serious Skin Contact: Not available.
the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Inhalation: Not
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Loosen tight clothing such as
a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Ingestion: Not
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: Not
Flammable Limits: Not
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not available.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical
impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static
discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures Small Spill:
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a
convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the
contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
Large Spill: Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste
disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated
surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Section 7: Handling and Storage Precautions:
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition.
Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood.
Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact
with eyes Wear suitable protective clothing If you feel unwell, seek medical
attention and show the label when possible.
Storage: Keep container dry. Keep in a cool place. Ground all
equipment containing material. Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a cool,
well-ventilated place. Combustible materials should be stored away from extreme
heat and away from strong oxidizing agents.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Engineering
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other
engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits.
If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure
to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A
self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the
product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a
specialist BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits: Not
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid.
Molecular Weight: 354.38
pH (1% soln/water): Not
Boiling Point: Not
Melting Point: Decomposes.
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: Not
Vapor Pressure: Not
Vapor Density: Not
Odor Threshold: Not
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not
Dispersion Properties: Not available.
slightly soluble in cold water.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Not available.
in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Eye
Toxicity to Animals:
LD50: Not available.
LC50: Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Hazardous in case of ingestion.
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant,
permeator), of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Section 12: Ecological Information
BOD5 and COD: Not
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not
likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are more toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not
a DOT controlled material
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Phenol red
Other Regulations: OSHA:
Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
WHMIS (Canada): CLASS
D-2A: Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).
DSCL (EEC): R36-
Irritating to eyes.
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 1
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Gloves. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate. Splash goggles.
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