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o-TERPHENYL
ICSC: 1525
Peer-Review Status: 21.04.2004 Validated
1,2-Diphenylbenzene
o-Diphenylbenzene 
CAS #: 84-15-1 RTECS #: WZ6472000
EINECS #: 201-517-6
    Formula: C18H14
Molecular mass: 230.31

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Vacuum spilled material with specialist equipment. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0.   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-LIGHT-YELLOW CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic fumes including carbon monoxide. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 5mg/m³ (ceiling value); (ACGIH 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion and by inhalation. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 332°C
Melting point: 56.2°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.0033
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): <0.9
Flash point: 163°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.5  
Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. 

NOTES
The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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