International Chemical Safety Cards

DIMETHYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0261
DIMETHYLPHTHALATE
Dimethyl 1,2-benzenedicarboxylate
Phthalic acid dimethyl ester
C6H4(COOCH3)2/C10H10O4
Molecular mass: 194.2
CAS # 131-11-3
RTECS # TI1575000
ICSC # 0261

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. 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
  • Burning sensation. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer.


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    ICSC: 0261 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 PHTHALATE ICSC: 0261

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    OILY COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): ppm; 5 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1994-1995).
    MAK not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:



    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 284°C
    Melting point: 5.5°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.19
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.43
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.69
    Flash point: 146°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 490°C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.47-2.12
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    DMP is a commonly used name. Other melting points: the commercial product freezes around 0°C. Do NOT take working clothes home. The substance is an animal teratogen.
    NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0261 DIMETHYL PHTHALATE
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