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1)Identification of substance:
  • Manufacturer/Supplier:
    Web Site: Email:
  • Information Department: Health, Safety and Environmental Department
2)Composition/Data on components:
  • Chemical characterization: Phenolphthalein 
3)Hazards identification:
  • Hazard description: Xi Irritant
  • Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
    R 36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin. R 43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.
  • Classification system
  • HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
    Hazardous Materials Identification System)
    Health (acute effects) = 2
    Flammability = 1
    Reactivity = 1
4)First aid measures:
  • After inhalation
    Supply fresh air and to be sure call for a doctor.Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After skin contact
    Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
    After eye contact
    Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
  • After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.
5)Fire fighting measures:
  • Suitable extinguishing agents
    Carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
  • Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or
    resulting gases:
    In case of fire, the following can be released :Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
  • Protective equipment:
    Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
6)Accidental release measures:
  • Person-related safety precautions:
    Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
    Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Measures for environmental protection:
    Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
  • Measures for cleaning/collecting: Pick up mechanically.
  • Additional information:
    See Section 7 for information on safe handling
    See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
    See Section 13 for disposal information.
7)Handling and storage:
  • Handling
  • Information for safe handling:
    Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
    Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
  • Information about protection against explosions and fires:
    No special measures required.
  • Storage
  • Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
    No special requirements.
  • Information about storage in one common storage facility:
    Store away from oxidizing agents.
8)Exposure controls and personal protection:
  • Additional information about design of technical systems:
    Not required.
    Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
    Not required.
  • Additional information: No data
  • Personal protective equipment
  • General protective and hygienic measures
    The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
    Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
    Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
  • Breathing equipment:
    Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
  • Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
  • Eye protection: Safety glasses
  • Body protection: Protective work clothing.
9)Physical and chemical properties:
  • General Information
  • Form: Powder
  • Color: White Coloured Powder
  • Odor: Odorless
  •                                      Value/Range  Unit    Method      
  • Change in condition
  • Melting point/Melting range:               255-260 ° C
  • Boiling point/Boiling range:       Not determined
  • Sublimation temperature / start:   Not determined
  • Flash point:                       Not applicable
  • Ignition temperature:              Not determined
  • Decomposition temperature:         Not determined
  • Danger of explosion:Product does not present an explosion hazard.
  • Explosion limits:
  • Lower:                             Not determined
  • Upper:                             Not determined
  • Vapor pressure:                    Not determined
  • Density:               at   20 ° C           1.299 g/cm³
  • Solubility in / Miscibility with
  • Water:                             Insoluble
10)Stability and reactivity:
  • Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
    Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
  • Materials to be avoided: Oxidizing agents
  • Dangerous reactions No dangerous reactions known
  • Dangerous products of decomposition: Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
11)Toxicological information:
  • Acute toxicity:
  • Primary irritant effect:
  • On the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
  • On the eye: Irritating effect.
  • Other information (about experimental toxicology):
    Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with bacteria.
  • Subacute to chronic toxicity:
    Phenolphthalein ingestion may cause diarrhea, upset stomach, and electrolyte inbalance.  May cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation on contact.
  • Additional toxicological information:
    To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
12)Ecological information:
  • General notes:
    Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
13)Disposal considerations:
  • Product:
  • Recommendation
    Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
  • Uncleaned packagings:
  • Recommendation:
    Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
14)Transport information:

Not a hazardous material for transportation.
  • DOT regulations:
  • Hazard class:             None
  • Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)
  • ADR/RID class:                None
  • Maritime transport IMDG:
  • IMDG Class:               None
  • Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
  • ICAO/IATA Class:          None
  • Transport/Additional information:
    Not dangerous according to the above specifications.
  • Product related hazard informations:
  • Hazard symbols: Xi Irritant
  • Risk phrases:
    36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
    43    May cause sensitization by skin contact.
  • Safety phrases:
    24    Avoid contact with skin.
    26    In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
    37    Wear suitable gloves.
  • Information about limitation of use:
    For use only by technically qualified individuals.
16)Other information:

Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees.  This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.


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