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DIISOPROPYLBENZENE (mixture)ICSC: 1714
April 2008
CAS #: 25321-09-9Benzene, bis(1-methylethyl)
Bis(1-methylethyl)benzene
UN #: 3082
EINECS #: 246-835-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 77°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 77°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Headache. Drowsiness.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Rest. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

excl mark;warnenviro;aqua
WARNING
Combustible liquid
May cause drowsiness and dizziness
Very toxic to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
DIISOPROPYLBENZENE (mixture) ICSC: 1714
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESSCOLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: C12 H18
Molecular mass: 162.3
Boiling point: 203-205°C
Density: 0.9 g/cm³
Solubility in water at 25°C: poor
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
Flash point: 77°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 449°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.2  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
Exposure at high levels could cause lowering of consciousness. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
This card is based on a mixture of m-diisopropylbenzene (CAS # 99-62-7) and p-diisopropylbenzene (CAS # 100-18-5). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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