International Chemical Safety Cards

NONOXYNOL-9 ICSC: 1558
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Nonoxynol-9
Nonyl phenoxypolyethoxyethanol
C9H19(C6H4)(OC2H4)9OH
ICSC #    1558
CAS #     26571-11-9
October 12, 2006 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Foam. Dry powder. Carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION

Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN


 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation.


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1558 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

NONOXYNOL-9 ICSC: 1558
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK 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 in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 250C
Melting point: 6C
Solubility in water:
moderate
Relative vapour density (air = 1): >1
Flash point:
197C c.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
This ICSC is based on NONOXYNOL-9. For the group of polyethylene mono(p-nonylphenyl)ether glycols (C9H19(C6H4)(OC2H4)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


ICSC: 1558 NONOXYNOL-9
(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.