- Phenol, butyl
A colorless to light yellow liquid consisting of a mixture of isomers. Corrodes steel.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
1.037 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary.
Reacts as weak organic acids Incompatible with strong reducing substances such as hydrides, nitrides, alkali metals, and sulfides.
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Solid streams of water may be ineffective. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
May burn but does not ignite readily.
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards. May polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may pollute waterways. Substance may be transported in a molten form.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Inhalation of vapors causes irritation of respiratory system. Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach. Contact with eyes causes burns. Contact with dry skin produces no significant irritation, but wet skin is subject to moderate irritation, even a mild burn.
Force milk or water and then immediately induce vomiting; treat symtomatically.
Move to fresh air; begin artificial respiration if breathing has ceased.
Flush with plenty of water; remove grossly contaminated clothing.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 min., get medical attention promptly.
USCG CHRIS Code
Std. Transport #