Octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol

  • Triton X-100
  • Koromex II
  • Antarox A 200
  • Photo-Flow 200
  • Polyethylene glycol mono[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]ether
  • Glycols, polyethylene, mono[p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl] ether
Formula
C8H17C6H4(OCH2CH2)nOH
Structure
Description
Viscous, colorless liquid.
Uses
Nonionic detergent, emulsifier, dispersing agent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9002-93-1
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 22 41
S 24 26 39
RTECS
MD0907700
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
3082
Merck
12,6858
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4142
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C34H62O11
Formula mass
646.85
Melting point, °C
-4
Boiling point, °C
120
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.075 (20 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
>1
Evaporization number
1 (butyl acetate=1)
Density
1.05 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble
Viscosity
240 cP
Refractive index
1.4894 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents - strong reducing agents - high temperatures.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
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. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Repeated exposure may cause sensitization dermatitis.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation. Causes redness and pain.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
3082
Response guide
HS Code
3402 13 00