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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 586
Revision Date: June 6, 2016
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Phenol

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10108
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity- oral, dermal, inhalation (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled (H301+H311+H331). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion (Category 1). Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314).

Hazard class: Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 2). Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 2). May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H373). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Contact with phenol may cause a severe blistering skin effect. Phenol in contact with more than 100 sq. in. of skin is absorbed so quickly that it may be fatal in 90 seconds. Avoid all body tissue contact. Readily absorbed through the skin.
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Phenol

Synonyms: Carbolic acid; Hydroxybenzene
108-95-2 C6H5OH 94.11 88-100%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P311).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Remove phenol with isopropyl alcohol or undiluted polyethylene glycol, then wash continuously with SOAPY water for at least 15 minutes. Water alone will increase absorption.
If swallowed: Do NOT give water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Call a physician or poison control at once. Water may enhance absorption.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIA combustible solid.
Flash point: 79 °C Flammable limits: Lower: 1.8% Upper: 8.6% Autoignition Temperature: 715 °C
Phenol, when heated, forms explosive mixtures with air. When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher. If this product is involved in a fire carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide can be released.
NFPA Code
H-4
F-2
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Sweep up (if liquid, contain spill with sand and absorbent material), place in sealed bag or container and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #8. Store with phenols and cresols. Store in a poisons cabinet.
Store in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Keep container tightly closed (P233).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective
Neoprene gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Wear respiratory protection (P284).
Exposure guidelines: PEL/TLV 5 ppm (OSHA/ACGIH) Odor threshold is 0.04 ppm. Readily absorbed through the skin.
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White crystalline mass, loose crystals or liquefied.
Disinfectant-like odor.
Soluble: Water, alcohol and other organic solvents
Explosion limits: Lower: 1.3% vol Upper: 9.5% vol
Solubility/miscibility with water @ 20°C: 82 g /L

Boiling point: 181 °C Melting point: 42.5-43 °C
Specific gravity: 1.07 Vapor density: 3.24
Vapor pressure: 0.35 mmHg
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): 1.46 log POW
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, strong acids. Keep away from ignition sources.
Shelf life: Fair to poor. Changes color on exposure to light. Absorbs water from air and liquefies. See Section 7 for further information.
Incompatible materials: air, oxidizing agents, heat
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Highly toxic, blistering agent, absorbed through skin.
Chronic effects: Dermatitis.
Target organs: Liver, kidneys, nervous system, spleen.
ORL-RAT LD50: 317 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 316 mg/m3
SKN-RBT LD50: 850 mg/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #24a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Phenol, solid. Hazard class: 6.1, Poison. UN number: UN1671. PG II
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (203-632-7), RCRA code U188.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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