International Chemical Safety Cards

2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID ICSC: 0477
2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID
2-Ethylcaproic acid
3-Heptanecarboxylic acid
C8H16O2/CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)COOH
Molecular mass: 144.24
CAS # 149-57-5
RTECS # MO7700000
ICSC # 0477
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.
    Separated from strong oxidants.

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    ICSC: 0477 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

    2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID ICSC: 0477

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the liver.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 226-229C
    Melting point: -59C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.90
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 4
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 118C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 371C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-6%
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0477 2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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