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Bisphenol A

General Description

  • Synonyms: 4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol; 4,4'Isopropylidenediphenol; 2,2-bis(4-Hydroxyphenyl)propane
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0372
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 80-05-7
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: SL6300000
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • white crystals
    • molecular weight: 228.3
    • vapor pressure: Pa at 190°C: 87
    • molecular formula: C15H16O2; (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2
    • boiling point: 1.7 kPa: 250-252°C
    • melting point: 152-153°C
  • Incompatibilities: Reacts violently with acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, strong bases and strong oxidants.

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method:
  • 37 mm glass fiber filter (closed faced)
  • analytical solvent: Acetonitrile
  • maximum volume: 240 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 1 L/min
  • current analytical method: Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography; UPLC/UV
  • method reference: OSHA Analytical Method (OSHA 1018)
  • method classification: Fully Validated

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