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NONOXYNOL-9ICSC: 1558
Nonoxynol-9
Nonyl phenoxypolyethoxyethanol
October 2006
CAS #: 26571-11-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation     Fresh air, rest. 
Skin      
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Ventilation. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
NONOXYNOL-9 ICSC: 1558
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
YELLOW LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: C9H19(C6H4)(OC2H4)9OH

Boiling point: 250°C
Melting point: 6°C
Solubility in water: moderate
Relative vapour density (air = 1): >1
Flash point: 197°C c.c. 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term 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 long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
This ICSC is based on NONOXYNOL-9.
For the group of polyethylene mono(p-nonylphenyl)ether glycols (C_9H_1_9(C_6H_4)(OC_2H_4)_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
  EC Classification
 

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