- Formula: C6H4(CO)2O
- Formula: C8H4O3
- Elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen
- CAS Number: 85-44-9
- CCOHS Record Number: 512
- RCRA Waste Number: U190
- RTECS Number: TI3150000
- 1, 2-Benzenedicarboxylic anhydride
- 1, 3-Isobenzofurandione
- 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid anhydride
- 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic anhydride
- 1,3-Isobenzofurandione, oxidized
- Anhydrid kyseliny ftalove
- Anhydrid kyseliny ftalove [Czech]
- Anhydride phtalique
- Anhydride phtalique (etat vitreux)
- Anhydride phtalique (FRENCH)
- Anhydride phtalique solide
- Anhydride phtalique [French]
- Anidride ftalica
- Anidride ftalica (ITALIAN)
- Anidride ftalica [Italian]
- Ftaalzuuranhydride (DUTCH)
- Ftaalzuuranhydride [Dutch]
- Ftalanhydrid [Czech]
- Ftalowy bezwodnik
- Ftalowy bezwodnik (POLISH)
- Ftalowy bezwodnik [Polish]
- Isobenzofuran, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-
- o-Phthalic acid anhydride
- phtalic anhydride
- Phthalic acid anhydride
- Phthalic Anhydride
- Phthalic anhydride (molten)
- Phthalic anhydride (non-specific name)
- Phthalic anhydride molten liquid
- Phthalic anhydride solid
- Phthalic anhydride treated bovine serum albumin
- Phthalic anhydride treated BSA
- Phthalic anhydride treated casein I
- Phthalic anhydride treated casein II
- Phthalic anhydride treated gelatin
- Phthalic anhydride treated HSA
- Phthalic anhydride treated human serum albumin
- Phthalic anhydride treated rabbit serum albumin
- Phthalic anhydride treated-reduced and alkylated bovine serum albumin
- Phthalic anhydride treated-reduced and alkylated BSA
- Phthalic anhydride with >0.05% maleic anhydride [UN2214] [Corrosive]
- Phthalic anhydride with more than .05 percent maleic anhydride
- Phthalic anhydride, oxidized
- Phthalsaeureanhydrid (GERMAN)
- Phthalsaeureanhydrid [German]
- Retarder AK
- RETARDER ESEN
- Retarder PD
- TGL 6525
- Vulkalent B
- Vulkalent B/C
- Wiltrol P
- Boiling Point: K °C °F
- Explosive Limits:
- Lower Explosive Limit: 0%
- Upper Explosive Limit: 0%
- Flammable Limits:
- Lower Flammable Limit: 0%
- Upper Flammable Limit: 0%
- Flash Point K °C °F
- Autoignition Temperature: K °C °F
- Melting Point: K °C °F
Health & Regulatory Guidelines
- EPA Regulations:
- Reportable Quantity: 5000 Lbs
- NFPA 704 Rating:
- Health Hazardard Rating: 3
- Fire Hazardard Rating: 1
- Reactivity Hazardard Rating: 0
- NIOSH Guidelines:
- TWA: mg/mĀ3
- IDLH: mg/mĀ3
- Conversion: 1 PPM = mg/m3@ 25°C & 1ATM
- OSHA Regulations:
- TWA: mg/mĀ3
- TWA Vacated: mg/mĀ3
- Health Risks: Irritant
- Notes: Converted to phthalic acid in hot water.
49 CFR 172.101 - Hazardous Materials Table
Produced by the US DOT the ERG is designed to aid first responders in quickly identifying specific or generic hazards of materials involved in an incident and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of an incident.
|UN#||Guide||Name of Material||ISO||H20 React||TIH Gas(es)|
|Current as of: Oct. 2, 2011|
|2214||156||Phthalic anhydride||No||No|| |
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