Bisphenol A

  • 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
  • 4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol
Formula
C15H16O2
Structure
Description
White crystalline solid or flakes with a mild phenolic odor.
Uses
As fungicide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
80-05-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-245-8
EC Index Number
604-030-00-0
EC Class
Irritant; Sensitising
R 36/37/38 43
S 24 26 37
RTECS
SL6300000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
2924
Merck
13,1296
Beilstein/Gmelin
1107700
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-06717
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-2163
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C15H16O2
Formula mass
228.29
Melting point, °C
155
Boiling point, °C
401
Vapor pressure, mmHg
5E-7 (25 C)
Saturation Concentration
Approximately zero at 25 C.
Evaporization number
Solid material. Probably practically zero.
Density
1.205 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
9.73 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.32
Heat of fusion
30.1 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization
67.7 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-7826 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
D2A D2B
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and 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
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
3
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, bases, acid anhydrides, acid chlorides.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, aldehydes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
227
Autoignition, °C
510
Upper exp. limit, %
4
Lower exp. limit, %
0.6
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Dusts may be combustible when exposed to heat, flame, or oxidizing agents. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Hazards
This compound may form explosive dust clouds. Static electricity can cause its dust to explode.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Animal studies have reported that fetal effects/abnormalities may occur when maternal toxicity is seen. Laboratory experiments have resulted in mutagenic effects. Repeated skin exposure may produce photoallergic contact dermatitis with persistent light reactivitiy.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Ingestion of large amounts may produce central nervous system depression, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, and possible hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.
   Inhalation
Causes upper respiratory tract irritation. Causes irritation of the mucous membrane. Inhalation of dust may cause irritation of the nose and throat. Inhalation may cause liver, kidney, and bladder effects.
   Skin
Causes mild skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
   Eyes
May result in corneal injury. Causes severe eye irritation and possible injury.

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. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
   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
2924
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
BPA
 
HS Code
2907 23 00