1,2-Diethylbenzene is used as an intermediate and a building block in organic synthesis. 1,2-Diethylbenzene is used as one of the chemical composition of essential oils from flower and leaf of korean mint.
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Hazard Statements: H226
Flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P240-P241-P303+P361+P353-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.