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DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE
ICSC: 0271
Peer-Review Status: 18.10.2001 Validated
Dioctylphthalate
DOP; DEHP
Bis-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate 
CAS #: 117-81-7 RTECS #: TI0350000
EC #: 607-317-00-9
EINECS #: 204-211-0
    Formula: C24H38O4 / C6H4(COOC8H17)2
Molecular mass: 390.6

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.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use 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.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 60-61; S: 53-45 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants, acids, alkalis and nitrates. Cool. Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-LIGHT COLOURED VISCOUS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces irritating fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants, acids, alkalis and nitrates. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV:.
MAK: 10 mg/m³; Carcinogen category: 4; Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C 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 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 ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 385°C
Melting point: -50°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.986
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.001
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 13.45
Flash point: 215°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 350°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.03  
Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in seafood. 

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 29, 1982)
       Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 77, 2000)