International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0258
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid diethyl ester
DEP
C6H4(COOC2H5)2 / C12H14O4
Molecular mass: 222.3
ICSC #    0258
CAS #     84-66-2
RTECS # TI1050000
March 13, 2001 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Dizziness. Dullness.
Ventilation. Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •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 STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0258 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0258
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes and gases (phthalic anhydride - see ICSC 0315). Attacks some plastics.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 mg/m as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2005).
MAK not established.
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 295C
Melting point: -67 to -44C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C:
none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.7
Flash point: 117C (c.c.)
Auto-ignition temperature: 457C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7%- ?
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish.
N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
NFPA Code: H 0; F 1; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Spillage Disposal.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0258 DIETHYL PHTHALATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.