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DIETHYL PHTHALATEICSC: 0258
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid diethyl ester
DEP
March 2001
CAS #: 84-66-2
EC Number: 201-550-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Dizziness. Lethargy.  Use ventilation. Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
DIETHYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0258
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes and gases (phthalic anhydride - see ICSC 0315). Attacks some plastics. 

Formula: C6H4(COOC2H5)2 / C12H14O4
Molecular mass: 222.3
Boiling point: 295°C
Melting point: -67 - -44°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water at 25°C: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.7
Flash point: 117°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 457°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-?
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen) 

ENVIRONMENT
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to fish. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Diethyl phthalate (CICADS 52, 2003)