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2-TERT-BUTYLPHENOLICSC: 1549
o-tert-Butylphenol
2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol
2-tert-Butyl-1-hydroxybenzene
October 2004
CAS #: 88-18-6
UN #: 3145
EC Number: 201-807-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 80°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 80°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use powder, carbon dioxide, foam.   

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Burning sensation. Skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear face shield 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 Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer 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. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, metals and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
2-TERT-BUTYLPHENOL ICSC: 1549
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong oxidants, bases, acid anhydrides and acid chlorides. Attacks copper and its alloys. 

Formula: C10H14O / (CH3)3CC6H4OH
Molecular mass: 150.2
Boiling point: 223°C
Melting point: -6.8°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.98
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.2 (poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.2
Flash point: 80°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 335°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the skin and eyes. The vapour is irritating to the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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