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2,5-HEXANEDIOLICSC: 0280
2,5-DihydroxyhexaneMay 2018
CAS #: 2935-44-6
EC Number: 220-910-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Risk of fire and explosion on contact with oxidants.  NO open flames. NO contact with oxidizing agents.  See Chemical Dangers  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation behind the breastbone.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin   Protective gloves.   
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Sore throat.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Harmful if swallowed
Causes serious eye irritation
May cause respiratory irritation
May cause damage to the nervous system
May cause damage to nervous system through prolonged or repeated exposure 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
2,5-HEXANEDIOL ICSC: 0280
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: C6H14O2
Molecular mass: 118.2
Boiling point: 216°C
Melting point: 43°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.97
Solubility in water: freely soluble
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
Flash point: 101°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 490°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.62 (estimated) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion, through the skin and by inhalation. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes. The vapour is irritating to the upper respiratory tract and eyes. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system. This may result in neuropathy. The effects may be delayed. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. This may result in degeneration of the nerves. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
No data. 

NOTES
This compound is a known toxic metabolite of n-hexane.
See ICSC 0279. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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