bisphenol A
CAS No.: 80-05-7 Formula: C15H16O2 Molecular Weight: 228.28600
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CAS No.: 80-05-7 Formula: C15H16O2 Molecular Weight: 228.28600
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A monomer used for policarbonate and epoxy resins; exhibits estrogenic activity. BPA is also used as a building block in polycarbonate bottles and in the epoxy-resin liners of metal cans.

Basic Info

Chemical Name bisphenol A

Bisphenol A; Bicifadino; Phenol, 4,4‘-(1-methylethylidene)bis-; 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane; Bicifadinum;

CAS No. 80-05-7
Molecular Formula C15H16O2
Molecular Weight 228.28600
PSA 40.46000
LogP 3.42370


Appearance & Physical State White to light brown flakes or powder
Density 1.195
Boiling Point 220ºC (4 mmHg)
Melting Point 152-158ºC
Flash Point 227ºC

Safety Info

RTECS SL6300000
Safety Statements S26-S36/37/39-S46
HS Code 2907230001
WGK Germany 2
Risk Statements R37; R41; R43; R62
Hazard Codes Xn
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Declaration H317; H318; H335; H361f; H411
Symbol GHS05, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09
Caution Statement P280; P305 + P351 + P338 + P310
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According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Aug 12, 2017

Revision Date: Aug 12, 2017


1.1 GHS Product identifier

Product name bisphenol A

1.2 Other means of identification

Product number -
Other names Bisphenol A

1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses For industry use only. Adhesives and sealant chemicals,CBI,Flame retardants,Intermediates,Paint additives and coating additives not described by other categories
Uses advised against no data available

1.4 Supplier's details

Company MOLBASE (Shanghai) Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
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Telephone +86(21)64956998
Fax +86(21)54365166

1.5 Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number +86-400-6021-666
Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

2.Hazard identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Serious eye damage, Category 1

Skin sensitization, Category 1

Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure, Category 3

Reproductive toxicity, Category 1B

2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Signal word


Hazard statement(s)

H318 Causes serious eye damage

H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction

H335 May cause respiratory irritation


Precautionary statement(s)

P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.

P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

P201 Obtain special instructions before use.

P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.


P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…

P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/...

P333+P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P321 Specific treatment (see ... on this label).

P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.

P312 Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…if you feel unwell.

P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.


P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

P405 Store locked up.


P501 Dispose of contents/container to ...

2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification


3.Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 Substances

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number Concentration
bisphenol A bisphenol A 80-05-7 none 100%

4.First-aid measures

4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.

In case of skin contact

Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.

In case of eye contact

First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.

If swallowed

Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .

4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

Dusts irritating to upper respiratory passages; may cause sneezing. (USCG, 1999)

4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

/SRP:/ Immediate first aid: Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. Immediately flush contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on the left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical attention. /Poisons A and B/

5.Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.

5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

This chemical is combustible. This compound may form explosive dust clouds. Static electricity can cause its dust to explode.

5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

6.Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Evacuate and restrict persons not wearing protective equipment from area of spill or leak until cleanup is complete. Remove all ignition sources. Vacuum cleaning is preferable to sweeping to keep dust levels down. Use special HEPA vacuum; not a shop vacuum. Ventilate area of spill or leak after cleanup is complete. It may be necessary to contain and dispose of this chemical as a hazardous waste. If material or contaminated runoff enters waterways, notify downstream users of potentially contaminated waters. Contact your Department of Environmental Protection or your regional office of the federal EPA for specific recommendations. If employees are required to clean up spills, they must be properly trained and equipped. OSHA 1910.120(q) may be applicable.

7.Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Separated from acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, strong oxidants, strong bases and food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.Safe Storage: Separated from acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, strong oxidants, strong bases and food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

8.Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

no data available

Biological limit values

no data available

8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Respiratory protection

Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

Thermal hazards

no data available

9.Physical and chemical properties

Physical state White to light brown flakes or powder
Colour Crystallizes as prisms from dil acetic acid and as needles from water
Odour Mild phenolic odor
Melting point/ freezing point 13°C(lit.)
Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 220°C/4mmHg(lit.)
Flammability Combustible.
Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit no data available
Flash point 227°C
Auto-ignition temperature 510-570 Deg C
Decomposition temperature no data available
pH no data available
Kinematic viscosity no data available
Solubility less than 1 mg/mL at 21.5°C
Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) log Kow = 3.32
Vapour pressure 0.2 mm Hg at 170°C ; 1 mm Hg at 193°C
Density and/or relative density 1.195
Relative vapour density no data available
Particle characteristics no data available

10.Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

no data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

CombustibleDust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL is incompatible with strong oxidizers. It is also incompatible with strong bases, acid chlorides and acid anhydrides.

10.4 Conditions to avoid

no data available

10.5 Incompatible materials

Strong oxidizers, strong bases, acid chlorides, and acid anhydrides.

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomposition it emits acrid and irritating fumes.

11.Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: LD50 Rat (male, F344) oral 4100 mg/kg
  • Inhalation: no data available
  • Dermal: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


no data available

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

no data available

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

12.Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

  • Toxicity to fish: LC50; Species: Menidia menidia (Atlantic silverside); Conditions: saltwater, flow through, 22°C, salinity 20 ppt; Concentration: 12000 ug/L for 24 hr (95% confidence interval: 9800-16000 ug/L) /polycarbonate grade, 99.93% purity
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: EC50; Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea); Conditions: freshwater, static, 20°C; Concentration: 15500 ug/L for 24 hr (95% confidence interval: 14400-16700 ug/L); Effect: intoxication, immobilization /polycarbonate grade, 99.93% purity
  • Toxicity to algae: EC50; Species: Selenastrum capricornutum (Algae); Concentration: 2.7-3.1 mg/L for 96hr; EC50 values are based on 50% inhibition of cell count (2.7 mg/L) and total cell volume (3.1 mg/L) compared to controls. /Conditions of bioassay not specified
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

12.2 Persistence and degradability

AEROBIC: Bisphenol A, present at 3 mg/L, exhibited a half-life of 3 days when incubated using natural receiving waters from a bisphenol A plant discharge in Houston, TX; a half-life of 2.5 days was measured using Patricks Bayou water, obtained 200 yards downstream from the plant discharge, and a half-life of 4 days was measured using Houston Ship Channel water(1). Loss was attributed to biodegradation since 3 mg/L bisphenol A in a control sample (deionized water) underwent no observable change in concentration over the 8 day test period(1). Incubation of 105 mg/L bisphenol A in an acclimated activated sludge inocula from an industrial wastewater treatment plant resulted in 72% COD removal in 24 hours(2). Using the OECD biodegradation screening test with domestic sewage as seed, <1% degradation was observed in 28 days(1). Bisphenol A was not oxidized in either the Closed Bottle Test nor the Modified Sturm Test; these results indicate a possible lack of acclimation by a domestic sludge as the compound was degraded in biotreators of chemical plants where the compound was produced or used(1). Bisphenol A, present at 100 mg/L, reached 0% of its theoretical BOD in 2 weeks using an activated sludge inoculum at 30 mg/L and the Japanese MITI test(3). Of 40 Japanese river microcosms and 3 activated sludge samples tested, only 6 could completely mineralize this compound, resulting in 2 common metabolites: 2,3-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1,2-propanediol and p-hydroxyphenacyl alcohol; 19 bacteria were isolated from these activated sludge and river water samples(4). Further testing with the pure cultures suggested that bisphenol A-degrading bacteria exist in aquatic environments but they are unable to completely degrade this compound, leading to accumulation of more recalcitrant metabolites(4). In 22-day aerobic river die-away tests using several river water samples in 24 microcosms, bisphenol A showed complete degradation in 19 microcosms (complete mineralization in two microcosms) and no degradation in 5 microcosms(5).

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

BCF ranges of <20 to approximately 67.7 and 5.1 to 13.3 from starting concentrations of 15 and 150 mg/L, respectively, were measured for bisphenol A using carp (Cyprinus carpio) which were exposed over an 8-week period(1). The following experimentally-determined BCF values have also been reported(2): 38 in spotted halibut (Varaspar variegates), 73.4 in killfish (Oryzias latipes). According to a classification scheme(3), these BCF values suggest the potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is low to moderate(SRC). The BCF in freshwater clams, Pisidium amninum, was 114, 128, 134, and 107 at and 1.8, 5.8, 8.4, and 11.6°C, respectively, suggesting the importance of temperature on the processes that control uptake and elimination by aquatic biota(4).

12.4 Mobility in soil

A mean Koc value of 796 for bisphenol A was measured in soil adsorption experiments using four different agricultural soils from North-Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and a bisphenol A concentration range of 0.04 to 5.00 mg/L; Koc values ranged from 636-931(1). Leaching studies in turf grass fields having loamy sand and sandy loam soils determined respective Koc values of 1751 and 3886(3); bisphenol A did not leach below a 30 cm soil layer(3). Batch experiments using soil samples from South Australia found Koc values ranging from 251 to 1507 (mean of 962)(4). Batch experiments using two acid sandy soils determined bisphenol A Koc values ranging from 335 to 703 (average of 375)(5). According to a classification scheme(6), a Koc range of 115 to 3886 suggests that Bisphenol A may have high to slight mobility in soil. Most of the measured Koc values suggest that bisphenol A may have moderate to low mobility in soil(SRC). The pKa of bisphenol A is 9.6(7), indicating that this compound will exist partially in anion form in the environment and anions generally do not adsorb more strongly to soils containing organic carbon and clay than their neutral counterparts(8). The partial dissociation of Bisphenol A in environmental media may be one reason for the wide range of observed soil adsorptions(SRC). An average bisphenol A Koc of 115 was determined in sorption studies using sediments from five locations on the Xiangjiang River in China(2).

12.5 Other adverse effects

no data available

13.Disposal considerations

13.1 Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

14.Transport information

14.1 UN Number

ADR/RID: UN3077 IMDG: UN3077 IATA: UN3077

14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name


14.3 Transport hazard class(es)


14.4 Packing group, if applicable


14.5 Environmental hazards

ADR/RID: no IMDG: no IATA: no

14.6 Special precautions for user

no data available

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

no data available

15.Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number
bisphenol A bisphenol A 80-05-7 none
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.
EC Inventory Listed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.
Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC) Listed.

16.Other information

Information on revision

Creation Date Aug 12, 2017
Revision Date Aug 12, 2017

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


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Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
MSDS Expand
1H NMR : 400 MHz in DMSO-d6Expand

NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : 400 MHz in DMSO-d6


C15 H16 O2 0.025 g : 0.5 ml DMSO-d6

Assign. Shift(ppm)
A 9.16
B 6.984
C 6.646
D 1.530

IR : nujol mullExpand
Mass spectrum (electron ionization)Expand

GC Analysis

Total 4 Documents >>
Column type Active phase Temperature (°C) Retention Index (I) Temperature Control Method
Capillary OV-101 - 2108. custom temperature program
Capillary HP-5 MS - 2108. temperature ramp
Capillary HP-5 MS - 2108. temperature ramp
Capillary Methyl Silicone - 359.41 custom temperature program
Exposure Route Type of Test Species Observed Dose/Duration Toxic Effects
Oral LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill Rodent - rat 3250 mg/kg 1.Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value
Oral LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill Rodent - mouse 2400 mg/kg 1.Autonomic Nervous System-other (direct) parasympathomimetic
2.Behavioral-convulsions or effect on seizure threshold
Inhalation LC - Lethal concentration Rodent - mouse >1700 mg/m3/2H 1.Behavioral-somnolence (general depressed activity)
3.Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration-dyspnea
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