International Chemical Safety Cards

DIBUTYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0036
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE
1,2-Benzene-dicarboxylic acid dibutyl ester
n-Butyl phthalate
C16H22O4 / C6H4(COOC4H9)2
Molecular mass: 278.3
CAS # 84-74-2
RTECS # TI0875000
ICSC # 0036
UN # 3082
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

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES

  • 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. Diarrhoea. 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 vermiculite, sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.


    UN Haz Class: 9
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0036 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

    DIBUTYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0036

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO YELLOW VISCOUS LIQUID

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and irritating fumes (phthalic anhydride, ICSC # 0315).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): ppm; 5 mg/m3 (ACGIH 199?-199?)
    MAK not established (1992)


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


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 340C
    Melting point: -35C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.001
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: < 0.01
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.58
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: c.c. 157C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 402C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.5 (at 235C) to about 2.5
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.72
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water.
    NOTES
    Do NOT take working clothes home.
    NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0036 DIBUTYL PHTHALATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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