International Chemical Safety Cards

DIMETHYL TEREPHTHALATE ICSC: 0262
DIMETHYL TEREPHTHALATE
Dimethyl p-phthalate
Dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate
C6H4(COOCH3)2/C10H10O4
Molecular mass: 194.2
CAS # 120-61-6
RTECS # WZ1225000
ICSC # 0262

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).


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    ICSC: 0262 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

    DIMETHYL TEREPHTHALATE ICSC: 0262

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE FLAKES.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:



    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 288°C
    Melting point: 140°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 150°C: 1.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
    Flash point: 153°C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 518°C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    DMT is a commonly used name.
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0262 DIMETHYL TEREPHTHALATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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