Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

General advice: Immediate medical attention is required. First aider needs to protect himself.

Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If breathing is irregular or stopped, administer artificial respiration. If symptoms persist, call a physician.

Skin contact: Rapid skin decontamination is critical. Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off immediately with plenty of water. Apply PEG/EtOH solution liberally to affected area. Allow to remain 15 to 30 seconds, then wash with water. Continue cycle of water and PEG/EtOH solution for at least 15 minutes. (PEG/EtOH solution consists of 2 parts polyethylene glycol 400 to 1 part ethanol. For external use only.) Wash off with soap and water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Call a physician immediately.

Eye contact: Remove contact lenses. Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician immediately. Danger of very serious irreversible effects.

Ingestion: If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Dry chemical, Alcohol-resistant foam, Water spray

Extinguishing media which shall not be used for safety reasons: Do NOT use water jet.

Specific hazards during fire fighting: Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: Keep people away from upwind of spill/leak. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.

Environmental precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Hose down gases, fumes and/or dust with water. Prevent product from entering drains. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

Methods for cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste. The material taken up must be disposed of in accordance with regulations.

Additional advice: Never return spills in original containers for re-use.

Handling and storage

Handling
Safe handling advice: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Wear personal protective equipment.

Storage
Requirements for storage areas and containers: Keep locked up. Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

Advice on common storage: Keep away from oxidising agents and strongly acid or alkaline materials.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
2022
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESYLIC ACID
Chemical name:
mixed cresols
Language:
English
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
2022
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESYLIC ACID
Chemical name:
mixed cresols
Language:
English
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
2022
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESYLIC ACID
Chemical name:
mixed cresols
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
2022
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESYLIC ACID
Chemical name:
mixed cresols
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Components with workplace control parameters
NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Phenol:
19 mg/m³ (TWA, 1995, South Africa RELs)
5 ppm (TWA, 1995, South Africa RELs)
38 mg/m³ (STEL, 1995, South Africa RELs)
10 ppm (STEL, 1995, South Africa RELs)

EUROPEAN OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
CRESOLS (ALL ISOMERS):
22 mg/m³ (TWA, 02/2006, EU Exposure Limit Values)
5 ppm (TWA, 02/2006, EU Exposure Limit Values)

PHENOL:
7.8 mg/m³ (TWA, 02/2006, EU Exposure Limit Values)
2 ppm (TWA, 02/2006, EU Exposure Limit Values)

Engineering measures
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.

Hand protection: Gloves suitable for permanent contact:
Material: butyl-rubber
Break through time: 4 h
Material thickness: 0.5 mm
unsuitable gloves
Material: Polyvinylchloride, leather, nitrile rubber/nitrile latex,
natural rubber/natural latex

Eye protection: face shield

Skin and body protection: Protective suit, Safety shoes

Hygiene measures: Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Protective measures: Wear suitable protective equipment.

Stability and reactivity

Materials to avoid: Oxidizing agents, Acids

Thermal decomposition: Stable under normal conditions.

Disposal considerations

Product: Dispose of as special waste in compliance with local and national regulations.