Phloroglucinic acid

  • Phloroglucinolcarboxylic acid
  • 2,4,6-Trihydroxybenzoic acid
  • 2,4,6-Trihydroxybenzenecarboxylic acid
Formula
C7H6O5
Structure
Description
Light beige crystalline powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
83-30-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-467-5
R 36/37/38
RTECS
DH8910000
RTECS class
Drug
Beilstein/Gmelin
2212148
Beilstein Reference
4-10-00-01987
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H6O5
Formula mass
170.12
Melting point, °C
210
Boiling point, °C
373
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
1.62 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.42

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.