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First-aid measures

Eye Contact: Wash immediately and continuously with flowing water for at least 30 minutes. Remove contact lenses after the first 5 minutes and continue washing. Obtain prompt medical consultation, preferably from an ophthalmologist.
Skin Contact: First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection and use the recommended protective clothing (chemical resistant gloves, splash protection) Initial decontamination of any exposure to phenol should immediately be flushed with copious amounts of water. All potentially contaminated clothing and shoes should be removed while the exposed individual is in the safety shower. A thorough washing using water and a non-abrasive soap should be done for a minimum of 30 minutes. Destroy contaminated leather items such as shoes, belts, and watchbands. At facilities with availability of a decontamination solution and delivery equipment, such systems can be used to supplement the initial soap and water decontamination. Exposed areas should be immediately washed with copious amounts of water and non-abrasive soap for 1-2 minutes prior to the use of Phenol Decontamination Equipment. Spray mixture on affected body parts, from top to bottom (injured person.s eyes should be closed). Immediately resume shower, wash off treatment mixture for 1-2 minutes. Step out of shower stream or stop shower, and re-spray affected areas with treatment mixture. Resume shower, wash of treatment mixture for 1-2 minutes; continue this cycle of spray and rinse until rescue services arrive. Example decontamination mixtures include PEG300/ethanol (or industrial methylated spirits) 2:1, or available polypropylene/rapeseed oil proprietary mixtures, or polyvinylpyrrolidone/detergent mixtures. Alternatively this material may be removed from the skin by repeatedly spraying/swabbing the skin with polyethylene glycol or polypropylene glycol mixture, alternating with rinsing with large quantites of water for 1 - 2 minutes. This cycle of spraying/swabbing the skin and rinsing should continue for 30 minutes. Phenol destroys the nerve endings in the skin; the absence of pain does not necessarily mean the skin has been properly decontaminated.
Inhalation: Move person to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration; if by mouth to mouth use rescuer protection (pocket mask, etc). If breathing is difficult, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel. Call a physician or transport to a medical facility.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give one cup (8 ounces or 240 ml) of water or milk if available and transport to a medical facility. Do not give anything by mouth unless the person is fully conscious.
Notes to Physician: First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection and use the recommended protective clothing (chemical resistant gloves, splash protection) Chemical eye burns may require extended irrigation. Obtain prompt consultation, preferably from an ophthalmologist. Maintain adequate ventilation and oxygenation of the patient. May cause asthma-like (reactive airways) symptoms. Bronchodilators, expectorants, antitussives and corticosteroids may be of help. Respiratory symptoms, including pulmonary edema, may be delayed. Persons receiving significant exposure should be observed 24-48 hours for signs of respiratory distress. Due to irritant properties, swallowing may result in burns/ulceration of mouth, stomach and lower gastrointestinal tract with subsequent stricture. Aspiration of vomitus may cause lung injury. Suggest endotracheal/esophageal control if lavage is done. If burn is present, treat as any thermal burn, after decontamination. The determination of urinary phenols may be useful in determining the extent of exposure. Treatment of exposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing Media: Water fog or fine spray. Dry chemical fire extinguishers. Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. Foam. Alcohol resistant foams (ATC type) are preferred. General purpose synthetic foams (including AFFF) or protein foams may function, but will be less effective.
Fire Fighting Procedures: Keep people away. Isolate fire and deny unnecessary entry. Do not use direct water stream. May spread fire. Burning liquids may be moved by flushing with water to protect personnel and minimize property damage. Avoid accumulation of water. Product may be carried across water surface spreading fire or contacting an ignition source. Contain fire water run-off if possible. Fire water run-off, if not contained, may cause environmental damage.
Special Protective Equipment for Firefighters: Wear positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective fire fighting clothing (includes fire fighting helmet, coat, trousers, boots, and gloves). Avoid contact with this material during fire fighting operations. If contact is likely, change to full chemical resistant fire fighting clothing with self-contained breathing apparatus. If this is not available, wear full chemical resistant clothing with self-contained breathing apparatus and fight fire from a remote location.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Violent steam generation or eruption may occur upon application of direct water stream to hot liquids. Dense smoke is produced when product burns.
Hazardous Combustion Products: During a fire, smoke may contain the original material in addition to combustion products of varying composition which may be toxic and/or irritating. Combustion products may include and are not limited to: Phenolic compounds. Carbon monoxide. Carbon dioxide.

Accidental release measures

Steps to be Taken if Material is Released or Spilled: Contain spilled material if possible. Small spills: Absorb with materials such as: Sand. Dirt. Non-combustible material. Large spills: Remove with shovel. Collect in suitable and properly labeled containers. Contact Dow for clean-up assistance. Suitable containers include: Steel drums.
Personal Precautions: Evacuate area. Only trained and properly protected personnel must be involved in clean-up operations. Keep upwind of spill. Ventilate area of leak or spill. No smoking in area. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering the area. Use appropriate safety equipment.
Environmental Precautions: Prevent from entering into soil, ditches, sewers, waterways and/or groundwater.

Handling and storage

Handling
General Handling: Do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing. Avoid breathing vapor. Do not swallow. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Keep container closed. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Other Precautions: Containers, even those that have been emptied, can contain vapors. Do not cut, drill, grind, weld, or perform similar operations on or near empty containers.
Storage
Do not store in: Brass. Bronze. Lead. Copper. Iron. Avoid moisture

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN2821
Proper shipping name and description:
PHENOL SOLUTION
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T1
Kemler Code: 60
Packaging group:
PG II
Labels:
T, C
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN2821
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Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T1
Packaging group:
PG II
Labels:
T, C
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN2821
Proper shipping name and description:
PHENOL SOLUTION
Chemical name:
Reaction mass of phenol and 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol
Class:
Hazard Class: 6.1
Packaging group:
PG II
EmS code:
F-A,S-A
Labels:
T, C
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN2821
Proper shipping name and description:
PHENOL SOLUTION
Chemical name:
Reaction mass of phenol and 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
PG II
Labels:
T, C
Remarksopen allclose all
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Personal Protection
Eye/Face Protection: Use chemical goggles. Chemical goggles should be consistent with EN 166 or equivalent. Eye wash fountain should be located in immediate work area.
Skin Protection: Use protective clothing chemically resistant to this material. Selection of specific items such as face shield, boots, apron, or full body suit will depend on the task. Use chemical protective clothing resistant to this material, when there is any possibility of skin contact. Safety shower should be located in immediate work area. Remove contaminated clothing immediately, wash skin area with soap and water, and launder clothing before reuse or dispose of properly. Items which cannot be decontaminated, such as shoes, belts and watchbands, should be removed and disposed of properly.
Hand protection: Use gloves, chemically resistant to this material, at all times. Use chemical resistant gloves classified under Standard EN374: Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms. Examples of preferred glove barrier materials include: Butyl rubber. Chlorinated polyethylene. Neoprene. Nitrile/butadiene rubber ("nitrile" or "NBR"). Polyethylene. Ethyl vinyl alcohol laminate ("EVAL"). Polyvinyl chloride ("PVC" or "vinyl"). Styrene/butadiene rubber. Viton. Examples of acceptable glove barrier materials include: Natural rubber ("latex"). Polyvinyl alcohol ("PVA"). When prolonged or frequently repeated contact may occur, a glove with a protection class of 6 (breakthrough time greater than 480 minutes according to EN 374) is recommended. When only brief contact is expected, a glove with a protection class of 3 or higher (breakthrough time greater than 60 minutes according to EN 374) is recommended. NOTICE: The selection of a specific glove for a particular application and duration of use in a workplace should also take into account all relevant workplace factors such as, but not limited to: Other chemicals which may be handled, physical requirements (cut/puncture protection, dexterity, thermal protection), potential body reactions to glove materials, as well as the instructions/specifications provided by the glove supplier.
Respiratory Protection: Respiratory protection should be worn when there is a potential to exceed the exposure limit requirements or guidelines. If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, use an approved respirator. Selection of air-purifying or positive-pressure supplied-air will depend on the specific operation and the potential airborne concentration of the material. For emergency conditions, use an approved positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus. Use the following CE approved air-purifying respirator: Organic vapor cartridge with a particulate pre-filter, type AP2.
Ingestion: Avoid ingestion of even very small amounts; do not consume or store food or tobacco in the work area; wash hands and face before smoking or eating.

Engineering Controls
Ventilation: Use engineering controls to maintain airborne level below exposure limit requirements or guidelines. If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, use only with adequate ventilation. Local exhaust ventilation may be necessary for some operations.

Stability and reactivity

Stability/Instability
Thermally stable at typical use temperatures.
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to elevated temperatures can cause product to decompose.

Incompatible Materials: Avoid contact with oxidizing materials. Avoid contact with: Acid chlorides. Acids. Aluminum chloride. Bases. Oxidizers.

Hazardous Polymerization
Will not occur.

Thermal Decomposition
Decomposition products depend upon temperature, air supply and the presence of other materials. Decomposition products can include and are not limited to: Aldehydes.

Disposal considerations

This product, when being disposed of in its unused and uncontaminated state should be treated as a hazardous waste according to EC Directive 91/689/EEC. Any disposal practices must be in compliance with all national and provincial laws and any municipal or local by-laws governing hazardous waste. For used, contaminated and residual materials additional evaluations may be required. Do not dump into any sewers, on the ground, or into any body of water.