International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE BENZYL BENZOATE ICSC: 0447
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2,2'-Oxybisethanol dibenzoate
Diethylene glycol dibenzoate
(C6H5COOCH2CH2)2O
Molecular mass: 314.4
ICSC #    0447
CAS #     120-55-8
RTECS # ID6650000
August 04, 1997 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide, (see Notes).
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION

Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION


SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.
Ventilation along the floor.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0447 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

DIETHYLENE BENZYL BENZOATE ICSC: 0447
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
CRYSTALS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms irritating fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 0.7 kPa: 236C
Melting point: 28C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
Solubility in water, g/100 ml:
miscible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.4
Flash point: 232C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Use of alcohol foam, foam and water as extinguishing agent may cause frothing. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0447 DIETHYLENE BENZYL BENZOATE
(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.