3-Methoxyphenol

  • m-Hydroxyanisole
Formula
3-(CH3O)C6H4OH
Structure
Description
Clear, pink to red liquid with the odor of phenol and carmel.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
150-19-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-754-6
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 20/21/22 37/38 41
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
SL7524000
RTECS class
Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
2810
Beilstein/Gmelin
1209898
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-05662
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H8O2
Formula mass
124.14
Melting point, °C
-18 - -16
Boiling point, °C
244
Density
1.131 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Viscosity
0.536 cp (184 C)
Surface tension
29.3 g/s2 (184 C)
Refractive index
1.5510 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Bases - acid chlorides - acid anhydrides - oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
124
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Water or foam may cause frothing. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
Chronic exposure may cause visual disturbances.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause skin discoloration.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
2810
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
21. Phenols. Cresols
HS Code
2909 50 90