|PHENOL||ICSC: 0070 (April 2017)|
| CAS #: 108-95-2
| UN #: 1671
|EC Number: 203-632-7
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible. Above 79°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.||NO open flames. NO contact with strong oxidizing agents. Above 79°C use a closed system and ventilation.||Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! FIRST AID: USE PERSONAL PROTECTION. IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Sore throat. Burning sensation. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing. Unconsciousness. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.||Avoid inhalation of dust and mist. Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Serious skin burns. Numbness. Convulsions. Collapse. Unconsciousness.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. To remove substance use polyethylene glycol 300 or vegetable oil. Refer immediately for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Pain. Redness. Loss of vision. Severe burns.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Sore throat. Burns in mouth and throat. Convulsions. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERToxic if swallowed or in contact with skin
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Suspected of causing genetic defects
Causes damage to central nervous system, the heart and kidneys
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
May cause respiratory irritation
Toxic to aquatic life
|Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Store only in original container. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C6H6O / C6H5OH
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 3; germ cell mutagen group: 3B.
EU-OEL: 8 mg/m3, 2 ppm as TWA; 16 mg/m3, 4 ppm as STEL; (skin)
|The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.|
|Other UN numbers: 2312 (molten); 2821 (solution).
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Symbol: T, C, Xn; R: 23/24/25-34-48/20/21/22-68; S: (1/2)-24/25-26-28-36/37/39-45
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Phenol (EHC 161, 1994) Phenol (HSG 88, 1994) PHENOL (JECFA Evaluation) Phenol (PIM 412) Phenol (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)