International Chemical Safety Cards

BISPHENOL A ICSC: 0634
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol
4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
C15H16O2 / (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2
Molecular mass: 228.3
ICSC #    0634
CAS #     80-05-7
RTECS # SL6300000
EC #         604-030-00-0
April 20, 1994 Validated
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 STORAGE 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.
Separated from acid anhydrides , acid chlorides , oxidants , food and feedstuffs .

Xn symbol
R: 37-41-43-62
S: 2-26-36/37-39-46
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0634 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

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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

N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0634 BISPHENOL A
(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.