PHTHALIC ACID

Chemical Identification
CAS # 88-99-3
Formula
 

C₈H₆O₄

Synonyms
 

benzene-1,2-dicarboxylic acid; 1,2-benzenecarboxylic acid; o-phthalic acid; o-dicarboxybenzene

Physical Properties
Physical description White crystals or a fine white powder.
Boiling point decomposes Molecular weight 166.13
Freezing point/melting point 410-412°F Vapor pressure
Flash point 334°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.593 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
Analyte code (IMIS no.) P198
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media GFFs coated with veratrylamine (3,4-dimethoxybenzylamine) and di-n-octyl phthalate [SLTC100]
Sampling time*
 

75 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*
 

75 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 90 (fully validated)
Notes
 

Store filters under refrigeration and use within 1 month. Small interfering peaks start appearing after that time.

Special requirements
 

These media are prepared by SLTC as needed and are not available for immediate shipment. Please allow time for SLTC to prepare these media prior to sampling.

* 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
Sampler/Sampling media
 

 

Bulk Method
Bulk Method
 

 

On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
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:
 

 

Last Updated Date : 01/08/2021