Phenolphthalein



**** MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ****

Phenolphthalein
18390

**** SECTION 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION ****

MSDS Name: Phenolphthalein
Catalog Numbers:
P79 100, P79 500, P79-100, P79-500, P79100, P79500, S71428, S76958, S76961,
ZZLBPHEN15
Synonyms:
3,3-bis(4-hydoroxyphenyl)-1(3H)-isobenzofuranone;
3,3-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)phthalide; alpha-di(p-hydroxyphenyl)phthalide
Company Identification: Fisher Scientific
1 Reagent Lane
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call: 800-424-9300

**** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
| CAS# | Chemical Name | % | EINECS# |
|------------|------------------------------------|---------|-----------|
| 77-09-8|Phenolphthalein |ca 100 |unlisted |
+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+

**** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: Pale yellow powder.
CAUTION! MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE EYE IRRITATION. MAY
CAUSE EYE AND SKIN IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY AND DIGESTIVE
TRACT IRRITATION.
Target Organs: None.

Potential Health Effects
Eye:
May cause eye irritation.
Skin:
May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion:
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Expected to be a low
ingestion hazard.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual
industrial handling.
Chronic:
No information found.

**** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

Eyes:
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.
Skin:
Get medical aid. 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.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.

**** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear.
Extinguishing Media:
For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or
chemical foam.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available.
Upper: Not available.

**** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.

**** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

Handling:
Wash hands before eating. Remove contaminated clothing and wash
before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with
eyes, skin, and clothing.
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 ****

Engineering Controls:
Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control airborne
levels.

Exposure Limits
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+
| Chemical Name | ACGIH | NIOSH |OSHA - Final PELs|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
| Phenolphthalein |none listed |none listed |none listed |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

OSHA Vacated PELs:
Phenolphthalein:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.

Personal Protective Equipment

Eyes:
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133.
Skin:
Wear appropriate 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 must be
followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a
respirator's use. Follow the OSHA respirator
regulations found in 29CFR 1010.134. Always use a
NIOSH-approved respirator when necessary.

**** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: Pale yellow powder.
Odor: Odorless.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate: Negligible.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: 264_C
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.299
Molecular Formula: C20H14O4
Molecular Weight: 318.0956

**** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

Chemical Stability:
Stable.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

**** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

RTECS#:
CAS# 77-09-8: SM8380000
LD50/LC50:
Not available.
Carcinogenicity:
Phenolphthalein -
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology:
No data available.
Teratogenicity:
No data available.
Reproductive Effects:
No data available.
Neurotoxicity:
No data available.
Mutagenicity:
No data available.
Other Studies:
No data available.

**** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

Ecotoxicity:
Not available.
Environmental Fate:
Not available.
Physical/Chemical:
Not available.
Other:
Not available.

**** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration of Contaminants: Not listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity Reference Levels: Not listed.
RCRA F-Series: Not listed.
RCRA P-Series: Not listed.
RCRA U-Series: Not listed.
Not listed as a material banned from land disposal according to RCRA.

**** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

US DOT
Shipping Name: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.
(CONTAINS ISOPROPANOL, ETHANOL)
Hazard Class: 3
UN Number: UN1993
Packing Group: II
IMO
No information available.
IATA
No information available.
RID/ADR
No information available.
Canadian TDG
No information available.

**** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

A. Federal
TSCA
CAS# 77-09-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA/SARA
Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 77-09-8: acute.
Section 313
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 depletors.
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.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
by OSHA.
B. State
Not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
C. International
Canada
CAS# 77-09-8 is listed on Canada's DSL/NDSL List.
CAS# 77-09-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: Not available.
Risk Phrases:
Safety Phrases:
Exposure Limits:
OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-AUSTRALIA:TW
A 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-CZ
ECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 20 mg/m3;STEL 40 mg/m3. OEL-DENMARK:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/
m3);Skin. OEL-FINLAND:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);STEL 10 ppm (38 mg/m3);Skin
. OEL-FRANCE:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-GERMANY:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m
3);Skin. OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 4 mg/m3;STEL 8 mg/m3;Skin. OEL-JAPAN:TWA 5 pp
m (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-
THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 5 ppm (10 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-POLAND:TWA 10 ppm. OEL-
RUSSIA:TWA 5 ppm;STEL 0.3 mg/m3;Skin. OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 1 ppm (4 mg/m3);S
TEL 2 ppm (8 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);STEL 10
ppm (38 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-THAILAND:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3). OEL-TURKEY:TW
A 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);Skin. OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 5 ppm (19 mg/m3);STEL
10 ppm;Skin. OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV


**** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

Additional Information:
Added NFPA codes to Section 5. Added SARA classifications to Section
15.
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE EYE IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUTION!..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE EYE AND SKIN
IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY AND
DIGESTIVE..".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "May cause eye irritation...".
Section 3, Skin Effects, added "May cause skin irritation...".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "May cause respiratory tract
irritat..".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "Low hazard for usual
industrial han..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "Expected to be a low ingestion
haza..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause irritation of the
digesti..".
Section 3, Chronic Effects, added "No information found...".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Flush eyes with plenty of water
for..".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Flush skin with plenty of soap
and..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Remove from exposure to
fresh air i..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If not breathing, give
artificial r..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If breathing is difficult,
give oxy..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Get medical aid if cough or
other s..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Never give anything by mouth
to an..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "If victim is conscious and
alert, g..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Get medical aid if
irritation or sy..".
Section 5, Extinguishing Media, added "For small fires, use water
spray, d..".
Section 5, General Firefighting, added "As in any fire, wear a
self-contain..".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Sweep up, then place into a
suitabl..".
Section 7, Handling, added "Wash hands before eating...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Remove contaminated clothing and wa..".
Section 7, Handling, added "Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and..".
Section 7, Handling, added "Use with adequate ventilation...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilat..".
Section 7, Storage, added "Keep container closed when not in u..".
Section 8, Engin. Controls, added "Good general ventilation should b
e..".
Section 8, Eye Protection, added "Wear appropriate protective eyegla
s..".
Section 8, Skin Protection, added "Wear appropriate gloves to preven
t..".
Section 8, Clothing, added "Wear appropriate protective clothin..".
Section 8, Respirators, added "A respiratory protection program th..
".
Section 8, Respirators, added "Follow the OSHA respirator regulati..
".
Section 9, Physical Properties has changed.
Section 10, Stability, added "Stable...".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "incompatible materials..".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "excess heat..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "carbon dioxide..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "carbon monoxide..".
Section 10, Incompatibilities has changed.
Section 11, Epidemiology has changed.
Section 11, Neurotoxicity has changed.
Section 11, Teratogenicity has changed.
Section 11, Mutagenicity has changed.
Section 11, Reproductive has changed.
Section 11, Other Info has changed.
Section 12, Ecology Info has changed.
Section 12, Environ. Info has changed.
Section 12, Physical Info has changed.
Section 12, Other Info has changed.
MSDS Creation Date: 2/16/1995 Revision Date: 3/04/1996

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