International Chemical Safety Cards

o-DIETHYLBENZENE ICSC: 0445
o-DIETHYLBENZENE
Diethylbenzene
C6H4(C2H5)2
Molecular mass: 134.2
CAS # 25340-17-4
RTECS # CZ5600000
ICSC # 0445
UN # 2049

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Unconsciousness.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconsciousness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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 sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0445 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

    o-DIETHYLBENZENE ICSC: 0445

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks rubber.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in headache, dizziness and unconsiousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 184C
    Melting point: -31C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.86
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
    Flash point: 55C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 380C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0445 o-DIETHYLBENZENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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