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Resorcinol

Synonyms & Trade Names
1,3-Benzenediol; m-Benzenediol; 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene; m-Dihydroxybenzene; 3-Hydroxyphenol; m-Hydroxyphenol
CAS No.
108-46-3
RTECS No.
VG9625000
DOT ID & Guide
2876 153
Formula
C6H4(OH)2
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.50 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 10 ppm (45 mg/m3) ST 20 ppm (90 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 5701;
OSHA PV2053
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
White needles, plates, crystals, flakes, or powder with a faint odor. [Note: Turns pink on exposure to air or light, or contact with iron.]
MW:
110.1
BP:
531°F
MLT: 228°F
Sol:
110%
VP(77°F): 0.0002 mmHg
IP:
8.63 eV
Sp.Gr:
1.27
Fl.P:
261°F
UEL:
?
LEL(392°F): 1.4%
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F., but may be difficult to ignite.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Acetanilide, albumin, alkalis, antipyrine, camphor, ferric salts, menthol, spirit nitrous ether, strong oxidizers & bases [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air).]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat, upper respiratory system; methemoglobinemia; cyanosis, convulsions; restlessness, bluish skin, increased heart rate, dyspnea (breathing difficulty); dizziness, drowsiness, hypothermia, hematuria (blood in the urine); spleen, kidney, liver changes; dermatitis
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, blood, spleen, liver, kidneys
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
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1033
 
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