Bisphenol B

  • 4,4'-(1-Methylpropylidene)bisphenol
  • 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)butane
  • p,p'-Dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylbutane
Formula
C16H18O2
Structure
Uses
Substance is used in the manufacture of phenolic resins.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
77-40-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-025-1
UN (DOT)
2430
Merck
12,1339
Beilstein/Gmelin
1913172
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-06738

Properties.
Formula
C16H18O2
Formula mass
242.32
Melting point, °C
124 - 125
Boiling point, °C
412
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2E-7 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
9.71 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
69.1 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
196
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Dry chemical, CO2 or water spray. Large Fires: Dry chemical, CO2, alcohol-resistant foam or water spray.
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
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2430
Response guide