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Ethylparaben 120-47-8 SAFETY DATA SHEETS

2018.09.05 Category:Company profile Share  


  According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of

  Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

  Version: 1.0

  Creation Date: Aug 10, 2017

  Revision Date: Aug 10, 2017


  1.1 GHS Product identifier

  Product name Ethylparaben

  1.2 Other means of identification

  Product number-

  Other names Sobrol A

  1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

  Identified uses For industry use only. Food additives

  Uses advised againstno data available

  1.4 Supplier's details

  1.5 Emergency phone number

  Emergency phone number-

  Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

  2.Hazard identification

  2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

  Not classified.

  2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

  Pictogram(s) No symbol.

  Signal word No signal word.

  Hazard statement(s) none

  Precautionary statement(s)

  Prevention none

  Response none

  Storage none

  Disposal none

  2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification


  3.Composition/information on ingredients

  3.1 Substances

  Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS numberEC numberConcentration

  Ethylparaben Ethylparaben 120-47-8 none 100%

  4.First-aid measures

  4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

  General advice

  Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

  If inhaled

  If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.

  In case of skin contact

  Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.

  In case of eye contact

  Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

  If swallowed

  Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

  4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

  no data available

  4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

  /SRP:/ Immediate first aid: Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration,

  preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. Immediately flush

  contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on the left side (head-down

  position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical

  attention. /Poisons A and B/

  5.Fire-fighting measures

  5.1 Extinguishing media

  Suitable extinguishing media

  Suitable extinguishing media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

  5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

  no data available

  5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

  Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

  6.Accidental release measures

  6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

  Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel

  to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

  6.2 Environmental precautions

  Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

  6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

  ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES: Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Use personal protective

  equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing dust. Environmental

  precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

  Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in

  suitable, closed containers for disposal.

  7.Handling and storage

  7.1 Precautions for safe handling

  Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide

  appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

  7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

  Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

  8.Exposure controls/personal protection

  8.1 Control parameters

  Occupational Exposure limit values

  no data available

  Biological limit values

  no data available

  8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

  Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

  8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

  Eye/face protection

  Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government

  standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

  Skin protection

  Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous

  substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without

  touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable

  laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive

  89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

  Respiratory protection

  Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

  Thermal hazards

  no data available

  9.Physical and chemical properties

  Physical state white crystalline powder

  Colour Small, colorless crystals or powder at room temperature

  Odour Odorless

  Melting point/ freezing point 250°C(dec.)(lit.)

  Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 178°C/11mmHg(lit.)

  Flammability no data available

  Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit no data available

  Flash point 125°C(lit.)

  Auto-ignition temperature no data available

  Decomposition temperature no data available

  pH no data available

  Kinematic viscosity no data available

  Solubility In water, 8.85X10+2 mg/L at 25°C

  Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) log Kow = 2.47

  Vapour pressure 0.000759mmHg at 25°C

  Density and/or relative density 1.168 g/cm3

  Relative vapour density no data available

  Particle characteristics no data available

  10.Stability and reactivity

  10.1 Reactivity

  no data available

  10.2 Chemical stability

  Stable under recommended storage conditions.

  10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

  no data available

  10.4 Conditions to avoid

  no data available

  10.5 Incompatible materials

  Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases

  10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

  When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes.

  11.Toxicological information

  Acute toxicity

  Oral: LD50 Rat (female) oral 4.30 g/kg

  Inhalation: no data available

  Dermal: no data available

  Skin corrosion/irritation

  no data available

  Serious eye damage/irritation

  no data available

  Respiratory or skin sensitization

  no data available

  Germ cell mutagenicity

  no data available


  no data available

  Reproductive toxicity

  no data available

  STOT-single exposure

  no data available

  STOT-repeated exposure

  no data available

  Aspiration hazard

  no data available

  12.Ecological information

  12.1 Toxicity

  Toxicity to fish: no data available

  Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: no data available

  Toxicity to algae: EC50; Species: Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (Green Algae) exponential growth phase; Conditions: freshwater, static;

  Concentration: 18000 ug/L for 72 hr (95% confidence interval: 17000-19000 ug/L); Effect: population, decreased population growth rate


  Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

  12.2 Persistence and degradability

  AEROBIC: Biodegradation is expected to be an important environmental fate process for this compound(SRC). A pseudo first-order rate

  constant of 2.07X10-3 hr-1 was measured in an aerobic screening test conducted with a phenol-acclimated sludge inoculum over a 7 day

  incubation period(1). This corresponds to a half-life of about 14 days(1). A rate constant of 8.27X10-3 hr-1 was measured in an aerobic

  screening test conducted with a cresol-acclimated sludge inoculum over a 1 day incubation period(2). This corresponds to a half-life of about 3.5

  days(2). Average concentrations of not detected, 0.84, 0.05 and 0.85 ng/L were reported for ethylparaben in gray water from 32 residences and

  associated effluent from aerobic, anaerobic and anaerobic+aerobic biological treatment systems, respectively. Testing was done in August, 2008 in

  Sneek, The Netherlands(3). Ethylparaben, present at an average concentration of 880 ng/L, exhibited half-lives of 1.8 days and 27.5 hours using

  an activated sludge batch test and a real wastewater treatment plant test, respectively; sampling was conducted during April and May 2010 in a

  metropolitan area of northwest Spain(4).

  12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

  An estimated BCF of 20 was calculated for ethylparaben(SRC), using a log Kow of 2.47(1) and a regression derived equation(2). According to a

  classification scheme(3), this BCF suggests the potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is low(SRC).

  12.4 Mobility in soil

  Koc values of 209, 162 and 119 have been reported for acidic forest soil, agricultural soil and sediment samples obtained from Lake Constance,

  Germany, respectively(1). Based on a recommended classification scheme(2), these Koc values indicate that ethylparaben is expected to have high

  to moderate mobility in soil. The pKa of ethylparaben is 8.34(3), indicating that this compound will partially exist in anion form in the environment

  and anions generally do not adsorb more strongly to soils containing organic carbon and clay than their neutral counterparts(4).

  12.5 Other adverse effects

  no data available

  13.Disposal considerations

  13.1 Disposal methods


  The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not

  contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

  Contaminated packaging

  Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it

  unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible

  packaging materials.

  14.Transport information

  14.1 UN Number

  ADR/RID: UN3077IMDG: UN3077IATA: UN3077

  14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name




  14.3 Transport hazard class(es)


  14.4 Packing group, if applicable


  14.5 Environmental hazards

  ADR/RID: noIMDG: noIATA: no

  14.6 Special precautions for user

  no data available

  14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

  no data available

  15.Regulatory information

  15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

  Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number

  Ethylparaben Ethylparaben 120-47-8 none

  European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.

  EC Inventory Listed.

  United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.

  China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.

  New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.

  Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.

  Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.

  Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC)Listed.

  16.Other information

  Information on revision

  Creation Date Aug 10, 2017

  Revision Date Aug 10, 2017

  Abbreviations and acronyms

  CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service

  ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

  RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail

  IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods

  IATA: International Air Transportation Association

  TWA: Time Weighted Average

  STEL: Short term exposure limit

  LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%

  LD50: Lethal Dose 50%

  EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


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  Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this

  document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any

  guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.