- di-2-Ethylhexyl phthalate
Colorless to pale yellow oily liquid. Nearly odorless.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Toxic for reproduction Category 2
R 60 61
S 53 45
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.00E-06 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
0.98 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
5.12 cp (85.9 C)
est 15 g/s2
1.487 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Water or foam may cause frothing. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Slight when exposed to heat or flame.
Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire.
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 5 mg/m3 ST 10 mg/m3 See Appendix A OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3 IDLH Ca [5000 mg/m3]
G-A3, N-2, CP65
With most exposures, one would not expect to see alternations in vital signs. However, with large oral or inhalation exposures, rapid breathing and rapid heart rate may be expected. Central nervous system depression might develop if large amounts are absorbed. At the time of this writing, there are not data on reproductive toxicity in humans from DEHP. Rodent studies suggest testicular atrophy.
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. May cause central nervous system depression.
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
May cause mild skin irritation.
May cause mild eye irritation. Causes redness and pain.
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
USCG CHRIS Code
2917 34 00
IMO Pollution Category