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DIETHYL CARBONATE ICSC: 1022
DIETHYL CARBONATE
Carbonic acid diethyl ester
Carbonic ether
Ethyl carbonate
C5H10O3/(C2H5O)2CO
Molecular mass: 118.13
CAS # 105-58-8
RTECS # FF9800000
ICSC # 1022
UN # 2366
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with strong oxidants.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 25°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with strong oxidants.
Above 25°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Nausea. Sore throat.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles 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


  • Rinse mouth. Rest. 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: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1022 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

    DIETHYL CARBONATE ICSC: 1022

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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 strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many plastics and resins.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 126°C
    Melting point: -43°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.98
    Solubility in water: insoluble
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.07
    Flash point: 25°C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 445°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-11.0
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Eufin is a trade name.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-590
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1022 DIETHYL CARBONATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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