Agent Name

Phenyl ether-biphenyl mixture, vapor

CAS Number

8004-13-5

Formula

C12-H10-O.C12-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1'-Biphenyl, mixt. with 1,1'-oxybis(benzene); Biphenyl, mixed with biphenyl oxide (3:7); Biphenyl-diphenyl ether eutectic mixture; Biphenyl-diphenyl ether mixture; Biphenyl-diphenyl ether mixture (26.5:73.5); Dinil; Dinyl; Diphenyl mixed with diphenyl oxide; Diphyl; Dowtherm A; Phenyl ether, compd with biphenyl; Phenyl ether-biphenyl eutectic mixture; Phenyl ether-diphenyl mixture; Therminol VP; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Colorless to straw-colored liquid or solid (below 54 degrees F) with a disagreeable, aromatic odor. [Note: A mixture typically contains 75% phenyl ether & 25% biphenyl.]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a heat transfer medium at temperatures below 380 degrees C; [HSDB]

Comments

Rats fed 0.5-1.0 g/kg 5 days a week for 132 doses show slightly increased liver weights. Irritating to the eyes, nose, and throat at concentrations of 3 to 4 ppm; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

1 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Human data: Concentrations ranging from 7 to 10 ppm have caused burning of the eyes, irritation of the respiratory tract, and severe nausea [ILO 1971].

Vapor Pressure

0.08 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 255 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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