International Chemical Safety Cards

DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE ICSC: 0271
DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE
Dioctylphthalate
bis-(2-Ethylhexyl)phthalate
DOP; DEHP
C6H4(COOC8H17)2
Molecular mass: 390.5
CAS # 117-81-7
RTECS # TJ0350000
ICSC # 0271
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. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Consult an expert! 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.
    Separated from strong oxidants, acids, alkalis, nitrates. Cool. Dry.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0271 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

    DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE ICSC: 0271

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO LIGHT COLOURED VISCOUS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants, acids, alkalis, and nitrates.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 5 mg/m3 (as TWA); 10 mg/m3 (as STEL) (ACGIH 1989-1990).
    MAK as total dust: ppm; 10 mg/m3; III; C (1993).


    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:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 385C
    Melting point: -50C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.986
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.0001
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.001
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 13.45
    Flash point: 215C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 350C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.1-?
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.98
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H 0; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0271 DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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