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Formula
C19H34O3
Structure
Description
Amber liquid (technical grade).
Uses
A technical chemical for manufacture into consumer products for flea control and industrial gain protectant products.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
40596-69-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
254-993-2
RTECS
JR1685000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
12,6063
Beilstein/Gmelin
1913190
EPA OPP
549500
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-50945
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C19H34O3
Formula mass
310.48
Melting point, °C
164
Boiling point, °C
100
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.00002 (25 C)
Density
0.93 g/ml
Solubility in water
1.4 mg/L
Partition coefficient, pKow
5.50

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in closed containers in a safe, well ventilated area, as cool as possible. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.
Handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. After product formulation and before eating, drinking and smoking - wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. Wear protective clothing including gloves and safety glasses.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
NIOSH approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up personnel should wear full protective clothing including respiratory protection in poorly ventilated areas. Contain spillage and absorb with sand, earth or other inert absorbent. Scoop or shovel into sealable containers for later disposal. Do not allow spilled material to enter drains or water courses.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
187
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
5
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
No information available.
   Inhalation
No information available.
   Skin
Mild irritant.
   Eyes
Mild irritant.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.