International Chemical Safety Cards

NONYL PHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0309
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
(2,6-Dimethylheptan-4-yl)phenol, mixed isomers
C15H24O
Molecular mass: 220.4
8 Corrosive placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0309
CAS #     25154-52-3
RTECS # SM5600000
UN #        3145
EC #         601-053-00-8
October 19, 2005 Validated
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 STORAGE 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.
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases.

Marine pollutant.
C symbol
N symbol
R: 22-34-62-63-50/53
S: 1/2-26-36/37/39-45-46-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0309 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

NONYL PHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0309
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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 20°C 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: 290-310°C
Melting point: -8°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.95
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 0.06
(very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C:
negligible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.59
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 0.95
Flash point: 148-155°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 370°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.28
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish, in seafood and in plants.
N O T E S
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.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC3-II+III

NFPA Code: H2; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0309 NONYL PHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS)
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.