Diphenyl
Title: Diphenyl
CAS Registry Number: 92-52-4
CAS Name: 1,1¢-Biphenyl
Additional Names: bibenzene; phenylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C12H10
Molecular Weight: 154.21
Percent Composition: C 93.46%, H 6.54%
Literature References: Toxicity data: Deichmann et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 29, 1 (1947). Review: W. C. Weaver et al., in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology vol. 7 (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 3rd ed., 1979) pp 782-793.
Properties: Colorless leaflets; pleasant, peculiar odor. d 1.041. mp 69-71°. bp 254-255°. nD77 1.588. Insol in water. Sol in alc, ether. LD50 orally in rats: 3280 mg/kg (Deichmann).
Melting point: mp 69-71°
Boiling point: bp 254-255°
Index of refraction: nD77 1.588
Density: d 1.041
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3280 mg/kg (Deichmann)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of throat and eyes; headache, nausea, fatigue and numb limbs; liver damage. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 120.
Use: As heat transfer agent; fungistat for oranges (applied to inside of shipping container or wrappers); in organic syntheses.

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