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15808 Trioctyl phosphate

CAS Number
78-42-2
Synonyms
Tris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
15808-18 50g 15.00
15808-30 250g 47.20
15808-A1 1kg 123.00
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Trioctyl phosphate

MDL
MFCD00009491
EINECS
201-116-6

Chemical Properties

Formula
[CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)CH2O]3P(O)
Formula Weight
434.64
Form
Liquid
Boiling Point
216°/4mm
Flash Point
>110°(230°F)
Density
0.93
Refractive Index
1.4410
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Miscible with mineral oil and gasoline. Immiscible with water.

Applications

Trioctyl phosphate finds application as a fire-retardant, plasticizer for polyvinyl chloride and cellulose nitrate. It is used as a stimulant for the chemical warfare nerve agent VX. Further, it used as an alkylation agent for nitrogen heterocyclic compounds and as a catalyst to produce phenolic and urea resins. In addition to this, it is used as an antifoaming agent and a co-solvent in hydrogen peroxide production.

Notes

Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Han, Y.; He, Z.; Wang, S.; Li, W.; Zhang, J. Performance of facet-controlled Pd nanocrystals in 2-ethylanthraquinone hydrogenation. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5 (5), 2630-2639.

Rompoti, A.; Dalal, N.; Athanasopoulos, D.; Rutan, S.; Helburn, R. Analysis of organophosphate-Zn metalloporphyrin interactions via UV-vis spectroscopy and molecular modeling. Spectrochim. Acta, Part A 2015, 135, 447-456.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H332-H315-H319

Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P312a-P321

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label).

Other References

Harmonized Tariff Code
2919.90
TSCA
Yes

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