BISPHENOL A

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 80-05-7
Formula

C₁₅H₁₆O₂

Synonyms

4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bisphenol; 4,4'isopropylidenediphenol; 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description White to light brown flakes or powder with a weak medicinal odor. Reacts violently with acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, strong bases and strong oxidants.
Boiling point 428°F Molecular weight 228.29
Freezing point/melting point 307-313°F Vapor pressure 0.2 mmHg at 338°F
Flash point 175°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.195 at 77°F Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 0372
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media GFF (37 mm), Type A/E [AP4003705]
Sampling time*

240 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*

240 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

1 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments HPLC
Method reference OSHA 1018 (fully validated)
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA TLV-TWA PEL-TWA
PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Not Listed

Literature References

Last Updated Date : 12/18/2020