Safety Data Sheets of Dioctyl phthalate (DOP)
Formula : C24H38O4
Chemical Name : Di-Sec-Octyl Phthalate
Mol. Wgt 390.5618
DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE (117-81-7)
OSHA VPEL 5.000 mg/m3 - TWA
OSHA VPEL 10.000 mg/m3 - STEL
ACGIH TLV 5.000 mg/m3 - TWA
ACGIH TLV 10.000 mg/m3 - STEL
Avoid contact with: strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products
May form: carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, various
Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.
May cause mild eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing,
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and
burning of skin.
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling
is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts
may be harmful.
Breathing of vapor or mist is possible.
Symptoms of Exposure
Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing,
swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may
include stomach or intestinal upset (Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
irritation (nose, throat, and airways).
Target Organ Effects
Overexposure to this material (or its components) has been suggested
as a cause of the following effects in laboratory animals: testis
This material (or a component) has been shown to cause birth defects
in laboratory animal studies. The relevance of these finding to
human is uncertain.
These is sufficient evidence for the carcinogenicity of di(2-ethylhexyl)
Phthalate in experimental animals. Administered in the feel, this
chemical caused increased incidence of liver cancer in male and
female rats and mice. The relevance of this finding to humans
in uncertain. This material is listed as a carcinogen by the International
Agency for Research on Cancer and the National Toxicology Program.
Other Health Effects
Primary Routes of Entry
Inhalation, Skin Contact
Contact If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure
and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water while holding
eyelids apart. If symptoms persist or there is any visual difficulty,
seek medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and
Water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into
fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing
is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek
immediate medical attention.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious,
do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side
Note to Physicians: Preexisting disorders of the following organs
(or organ systems) may be aggravated by exposure to this material:
lung (for example, asthma-like conditions), male reproductive
Flammability - 1
Reactivity - 0
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Point (test method) 420.0 - 425.0 ¡ãF (215.5 - 218.3 degree C) COC
Regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, dry chemical.
Hazardous Products of Combustion
May form: carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, various hydrocarbons
Special Fire fighting Procedures
Water or foam may cause frothing which can be violent and possibly
endanger the life of the firefighter. Wear a self-contained breathing
apparatus with a full-face piece operated in the positive pressure
demand mode with appropriate turnout gear and chemical resistant
personal protective equipment. Refer to the personal protective
equipment section of this MSDS.
Lower .3 Upper .0 %
Fire and Explosion Hazards
No specific fire hazards are known to be associated with this
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are
advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety
glasses. Consult your safety representative.
If exposure limit(s) of product or any component is exceeded (see
exposure guidelines), a NIOSH/MSHA approved air supplied OSHA
regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA
Wear resistant gloves such as neoprene or polyethylene.
Not required under normal conditions of use. If workplace exposure
limit(s) of product or any component is exceeded (see exposure
guidelines), a NOISH/MSHA approved air supplied respirator is
advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations
also permit other NOISH/MSHA respirators (negative pressure type)
under specified conditions (see your industrial hygienist). Engineering
or administrative controls should be implemented to reduce exposure.
Provide sufficient mechanical (general and/or local exhaust) ventilation
to maintain exposure below TLV(s).
AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Boiling
724.0 ¡ãF (384.4 degree C) @ 760 mmHg.
Vapor Pressure mmHg @ 20oC (oF)
1.200 mmHg @ 200.00 ¡ãF
Liquid Density 8.210 lbs/gal @ 68.00 ¡ãF / 0.986 kg/l @ 20.00 ¡ã
Appearance : No Data
Odor : Slight to no odor.
Specific Vapor Density 13.500 @ Air = 1
Specific Gravity 0.986 @ 68.00 ¡ãF
Slower than ethyl ether
Percent Volatiles: No Data
Color: Clear; SD to No Odor
pH: Not Applicable
Waste Management Information Dispose of in accordance with all
applicable local, state and Federal regulations.
55 gal drum/truck package.
Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent, or other absorbent
material and transfer to hood.
Eliminate all ignition sources (flares including pilot lights,
electrical sparks). Persons not wearing protective equipment should
be excluded from area of spill until clean up has been completed.
Stop spill at source. Prevent from entering drains, sewers, streams,
or other bodies of water. Prevent from spreading. If runoff occurs,
notify authorities as required. Pump or vacuum transfer spilled
product to clean containers for recovery. Absorb unrecoverable
product. Transfer contaminated absorbent, soil and other materials
to containers for disposal.
DISPOSAL, & STORAGE
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since
emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or
solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be
Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and
DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101 DOT Description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES,
Hazard Class 9
Packing Group III
Federal Regulations TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) Status
- the intentional ingredients of this product are listed.
CERCLA RQ ÊC 40 CFR 302.4 (a) Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate, RQ =
CERCLA RQ ÊC 40 CFR 302.4 (b) Materials without a ¡ãlisted¡± RQ may
be reported as an ¡ãunlisted hazardous substance. See 40 CFR 302.4
Section 302 Components ÊC 40 CFR 355 Appendix A None
Section 311/312 Hazardous Class ÊC 40 CFR 370.2 Immediate ( ) Delayed
(X) Fire ( )Reactive
() Sudden Release of Pressure ( )
Section 313 Components ÊC 40 CFR 372.65 Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate
CAS #: 117-81-7; 100%
International Regulations DSL (CANADA) The intentional ingredients
of this product are listed
Sate and Local Regulations
California Proposition 65 The following statement is made in order
to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement
Act of 1986: This product contains the following substance known
to the State of California to cause cancer. Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate.
New Jersey RTK Label Information BIS(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate 117-81-7
Pennsylvania RTK Label Information 1,2 ÊC Benzenedicarboxylic Acid,
BIS(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate 117-81-7