Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Phenolphthalein
Catalog Numbers: S76958, S76961, NC9828490, P79-100,
Fair Lawn, NJ
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: pale yellow. Caution! May cause eye and skin
irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation.
Target Organs: Kidneys.
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory
Chronic: May cause kidney injury.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Wash clothing before reuse. Remove
contaminated clothing and shoes. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
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 if irritation or symptoms occur.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give
oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, 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.
For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.
Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Clean up spills immediately,
observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up, then place
into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash hands before eating. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and
Storage: Keep container closed when not in use.
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control
airborne levels. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
OSHA Vacated PELs:
Phenolphthalein: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent
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
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: pale yellow
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:264 deg C
Flash Point: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1;
Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 77-09-8: SM8380000
California: carcinogen; initial date 5/15/98
OSHA: Possible Select carcinogen
IARC: Group 2B
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Studies: No data available.
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 77-09-8 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 77-09-8: acute.
No chemicals are
reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does
not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any
Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product
are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals
in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly
hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 77-09-8 is not present on state
lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
The following statement(s) is(are)
made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water Act:
WARNING: This product contains Phenolphthalein, a chemical known to the state of
California to cause cancer. California No Significant Risk Level: None of the
chemicals in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
CAS# 77-09-8: 1
CAS# 77-09-8 is
listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 77-09-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 77-09-8 is not
listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #3 Date: 8/02/2000
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