International Chemical Safety Cards

NEODECANOIC ACID ICSC: 1699
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-Dimethyl octanoic acid
2,2,3,5-Tetramethylhexanoic acid
2,4-Dimethyl-2-isopropylpentanoic acid
2,5-Dimethyl-2-ethylhexanoic acid
C10H20O2
Molecular mass: 172.3
ICSC #    1699
CAS #     26896-20-8
November 11, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide
EXPLOSION Above 94C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 94C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles .
First rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Do NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

Signal: Warning
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1699 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants, causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks metal.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
(p2); Harmful if swallowed. 5.4 Repeated dose toxicity (p17); oral feed causes hepatotoxic changes etc.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes . If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting, and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. risk. Viscosity at 20 C = 45 mm2/s (Test method: ASTM D445)

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. cision based on log Pow
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 243-253C
Melting point: -39C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.025
(very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 50C: 29
(calculated)
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.9
94C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.6 (calculated)
Viscosity, mm2/s at 20 C: 45
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Neodecanoic acid, with CAS number 26896-20-8, includes different isomers. Some are listed under the synonyms. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and/or fever develop.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1699 NEODECANOIC ACID
(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.