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BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHOSPHATE
ICSC: 1412
Peer-Review Status: 16.10.2001 Validated
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)hydrogen phosphate
Bis(isooctyl)phosphate
Dioctylphosphate
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)orthophosphoric acid 
CAS #: 298-07-7 RTECS #: TB7875000
UN #: 1902
EINECS #: 206-056-4
    Formula: C16H35O4P
Molecular mass: 322.48

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, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Burning sensation. Pain. Blisters.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear face shield.  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. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking liquid in covered dry plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC3-III.  Separated from metals. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OR AMBER LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes at 240°C. This produces toxic fumes of phosphorus oxides. Attacks many metals. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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 corrosive to the eyes and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 240°C
Melting point: -50°C
Density: 0.96 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.21
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <10
Flash point: 196°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.67  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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