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NONOXYNOL-9
ICSC: 1558
Peer-Review Status: 12.10.2006 Validated
Nonoxynol-9
Nonyl phenoxypolyethoxyethanol 
CAS #: 26571-11-9     Formula: C9H19(C6H4)(OC2H4)9OH

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation     Fresh air, rest. 
Skin      
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

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

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 250°C
Melting point: 6°C
Solubility in water: moderate
Relative vapour density (air = 1): >1
Flash point: 197°C c.c. 
 

NOTES
This ICSC is based on NONOXYNOL-9.
For the group of polyethylene mono(p-nonylphenyl)ether glycols (C_9H_1_9(C_6H_4)(OC_2H_4)_nOH) the CAS number is 26027-38-3 and the RTECS number is RB1299090.
The average number of ethylene oxide units (n) per molecule is indicated by the number following nonoxynol.
This group of substances are nonionic surfactants and are used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, dispersants, stabilizers, intermediates in synthesis of anionic surfactants, and defoaming agents.
Nonoxynols-9 and -11 are spermicides.
Nonoxynols-4, -15 and -30 are used as pharmaceutical aids (surfactants).
Compounds with n < 15 are a yellow to almost colorless liquid; n > 20 are pale-yellow to off-white pastes or waxes.
Compounds with n < 6 are soluble in oil; compounds with higher n are soluble in water.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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