NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Diethyl phthalate

CAS
84-66-2

C6H4(COOC2H5)2

RTECS
TI1050000
Synonyms & Trade Names

DEP, Diethyl ester of phthalic acid, Ethyl phthalate
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Colorless to water-white, oily liquid with a very slight, aromatic odor. [pesticide]
MW: 222.3
BP: 563°F
FRZ: -41°F
Sol(77°F): 0.1%
VP(77°F): 0.002 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.12
Fl.P(oc): 322°F
UEL: ?
LEL(368°F): 0.7%

Class IIIB Combustible Liquid; however, ignition is difficult.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers, strong acids, nitric acid, permanganates, water
Measurement Methods
OSHA 104
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Wash regularly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; headache, dizziness, nausea; lacrimation (discharge of tears); possible polyneuropathy, vestibular dysfunc; pain, numbness, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), spasms in arms & legs; in animals: reproductive effects
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, reproductive system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0258