International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0258
DIETHYL PHTHALATE
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid diethyl ester
DEP
C6H4(COOC2H5)2
Molecular mass: 222.3
CAS # 84-66-2
RTECS # TI1050000
ICSC # 0258
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Dullness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Dizziness. Nausea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).


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    ICSC: 0258 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    DIETHYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0258

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS VISCOUS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes and gases (phthalic anhydride - see ICSC # 0315). Attacks some plastics.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): 10 ppm; 5 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1992-1993).
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 295C
    Melting point: -67 to -44C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.12
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.7
    Flash point: 117C (c.c.)
    Auto-ignition temperature: 457C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water organisms.
    NOTES
    NFPA Code: H 0; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0258 DIETHYL PHTHALATE
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