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Diphenyl

Synonyms & Trade Names
Biphenyl, Phenyl benzene
CAS No.
92-52-4
RTECS No.
DU8050000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C6H5C6H5
Conversion
1 ppm = 6.31 mg/m3
IDLH
100 mg/m3
See: 92524
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 1 mg/m3 (0.2 ppm)
OSHA PEL
TWA 1 mg/m3 (0.2 ppm)
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 2530;
OSHA PV2022
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to pale-yellow solid with a pleasant, characteristic odor. [fungicide]
Molecular Weight
154.2
Boiling Point
489°F
Melting Point
156°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
0.005 mmHg
Ionization Potential
7.95 eV
Specific Gravity
1.04
Flash Point
235°F
Upper Exposive Limit
(311°F): 5.8%
Lower Explosive Limit
(232°F): 0.6%
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, throat; headache, nausea, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), numb limbs; liver damage
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system, liver, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:Daily
Provide:Eyewash (molt), Quick drench (molt)
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Water flush immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 10 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any air-purifying half-mask respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N95, R95, or P95 filter. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 25 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with an organic vapor cartridge in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter.*

Up to 50 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying full-facepiece respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter*
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 100 mg/m3:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0106   MEDICAL TESTS: 0086
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