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DIETHYL SUCCINATE
ICSC: 1079
Peer-Review Status: 20.04.2005 Validated
Butanedioic acid, diethyl ester
Diethyl butanedioate
Succinic acid, diethyl ester 
CAS #: 123-25-1 RTECS #: WM7400000
EINECS #: 204-612-0
    Formula: C8H14O4 / CH3CH2OCO(CH2)2COOCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 174.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use dry powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Cover the spilled material with inert absorbent.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic gases. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 217°C
Melting point: -21°C
Density: 1.04 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 0.2
Vapour pressure, kPa at 55°C: 0.133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.01
Flash point: 90°C c.c. 
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       DIETHYL SUCCINATE (JECFA Evaluation)