Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Use alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
Use ventilation. Use local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Abdominal pain. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes and gases (phthalic anhydride - see ICSC 0315). Attacks some plastics.
Formula: C6H4(COOC2H5)2 / C12H14O4
Molecular mass: 222.3
Boiling point: 295°C Melting point: -67 - -44°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.1 Solubility in water at 25°C: none Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.7 Flash point: 117°C c.c. Auto-ignition temperature: 457°C Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-? Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.47
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Inhalation risk A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen)
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to fish.
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