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8 - Corrosive
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Chemical Identifiers

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CAS Number UN/NA Number DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
  • 27193-86-8
  • Corrosive
NFPA 704
Diamond Hazard Value Description
0 0
Blue Health 0 No hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material.
Red Flammability 1 Must be preheated before ignition can occur.
Yellow Instability 0 Normally stable, even under fire conditions.
White Special
(NFPA, 2010)
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
none none
General Description
Straw-colored liquid with a phenolic odor. (USCG, 1999) Dodecylphenol is considered a marine pollutant by the US Department Of Transportation. The primary hazard is the threat to the environment. Immediate steps should be taken to limit its spread to the environment. Since it is a liquid it can easily penetrate the soil and contaminate groundwater.


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Reactivity Alerts
Air & Water Reactions
No rapid reaction with air No rapid reaction with water
Fire Hazard
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire. (USCG, 1999)
Health Hazard
Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose and throat. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
DODECYL PHENOL reacts as a weak organic acids. Reacts weakly exothermically with bases. Can react with strong reducing substances such as hydrides, nitrides, alkali metals, and sulfides is generate flammable gas (H2); the heat of the reaction may ignite the gas. Incompatible with sulfuric acid. May be nitrated by even dilute nitric acid to give products that can explode when heated or form metal salts that tend toward detonation by rather mild shock. Gives irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide when burned (USCG, 1999).
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

Response Recommendations

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Isolation and Evacuation
Excerpt from ERG Guide 153 [Substances - Toxic and/or Corrosive (Combustible)]:

As an immediate precautionary measure, isolate spill or leak area in all directions for at least 50 meters (150 feet) for liquids and at least 25 meters (75 feet) for solids.

SPILL: Increase, in the downwind direction, as necessary, the isolation distance shown above.

FIRE: If tank, rail car or tank truck is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions. (ERG, 2016)
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water.

Fire Extinguishing Agents: Dry chemical, alcohol foam, or carbon dioxide. (USCG, 1999)
Non-Fire Response
Excerpt from ERG Guide 153 [Substances - Toxic and/or Corrosive (Combustible)]:

ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area). Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS. (ERG, 2016)
Protective Clothing
Full impervious protective clothing, including boots and gloves. Where splashing is possible wear full face shield or chemical safety goggles. Use approved respirator to protect against vapors. (USCG, 1999)
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No information available.
First Aid
Get medical attention.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

EYES: Flush with water for at least 15 min., lifting lids occasionally.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash with soap and water. (USCG, 1999)

Physical Properties

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Chemical Formula:
  • C18H30O
Flash Point: 325 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: data unavailable
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 0.94 at 68 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 310 to 335 ° F at 760 mm Hg (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Weight: 262.44 (USCG, 1999)
Water Solubility: data unavailable
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Dodecylphenol, 4- (mixture of isomers) (27193-86-8) 4.1 mg/m3 45 mg/m3 420 mg/m3
(DOE, 2016)

Regulatory Information

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EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

Alternate Chemical Names

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