Registration Dossier

Physical & Chemical properties

Storage stability and reactivity towards container material

Administrative data

Endpoint:
storage stability and reactivity towards container material
Type of information:
other: based on substance experience
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
The Resorcinol Handbook
Author:
Indspec Chemical Corporation
Year:
1998
Bibliographic source:
Indspec Chemical Corporation

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
other: based on historical use and experience with substance
Type of method:
other: Based on historical experience

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Resorcinol
EC Number:
203-585-2
EC Name:
Resorcinol
Cas Number:
108-46-3
Molecular formula:
C6H6O2
IUPAC Name:
benzene-1,3-diol

Results and discussion

Results:
Shipment is usually performed in in bag or fiber drums.
Transformation products:
yes
Identity of transformation products
No.:
#1
Reference
Reference substance name:
Unnamed
IUPAC name:
carbon monooxide
Inventory number:
InventoryMultipleMappingImpl [inventoryEntryValue=EC 211-128-3]
CAS number:
630-08-0
Storage stability / reactivity towards container material:
reaction with container material
other: Resorcinol is hygroscopic and therefore tends to pick up moisture when exposed to humid atmospheres. Containers should be kept closed..... Refer to literature.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Resorcinol will remain chemically stable indefinately when stored properly. Resorcinol is hygroscopic and therefore tends to pick up moisture when exposed to humid atmospheres. Containers should be kept closed and should be stored in a dry, cool place. Moisture will reduce the freezing point, increase the tendency for resorcinol to cake and may cause discoloration. Exposure of resorcinol to light, air and chemical vapors may causes the formation of color bodies; for example, when exposed to ammonia vapors, resorcinol develops a blue color. Contact of resorcinol with metals other than aluminum or stainless steel may also discolor the product. In contact with steel or iron, resorcinol darkens rapidly.

Resorcinol is typically shipped in 25 kilogram bags which are placed on pallets. Each pallet contains 1000 kilograms net weight. One hundred kilogram net weight fiber drums are also available. Coated bulk bags are available. when shipped in fiber drums a plastic liner is available.