International Chemical Safety Cards

DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE ICSC: 0271
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dioctylphthalate
DOP; DEHP
Bis-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
C24H38O4 / C6H4(COOC8H17)2
Molecular mass: 390.6
ICSC #    0271
CAS #     117-81-7
RTECS # TI0350000
EC #         607-317-00-9
October 18, 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.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. 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. Chemical protection suit.
Separated from strong oxidants, acids, alkalis, and nitrates. Cool. Dry. Well closed.

T symbol
R: 60-61
S: 53-45
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0271 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

DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE ICSC: 0271
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO LIGHT COLOURED VISCOUS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing irritating fumes . Reacts with strong oxidants acids alkalis and nitrates

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 mg/m; < A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 10 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: II(8); Carcinogen category: 4; Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 5 mg/m3 ST 10 mg/m3 See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 5000 mg/m3 See: 117817


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the testes. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 385C
Melting point: -50C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.986
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.001
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 13.45
Flash point: 215C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 350C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.03
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in seafood.
N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
NFPA Code: H 0; F 1; R 0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0271 DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) 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.