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2-METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL
ICSC: 0294
Peer-Review Status: 03.12.2001 Validated
o-Methylcyclohexanol
2-Hexahydromethylphenol
o-Hexahydromethylphenol 
CAS #: 583-59-5 RTECS #: GW0220000
UN #: 2617
EC #: 603-010-00-9
EINECS #: 209-512-0
    Formula: C7H14O
Molecular mass: 114.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 58°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 58°C use a closed system and ventilation.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Headache.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20; S: (2)-24/25; Note: C 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.
NFPA Code: H; F2; R0. 
Fireproof. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VISCOUS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and skin. The vapour at high levels is irritating to the eyes and upper respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 165-166°C
See Notes.
Melting point: -9.5°C
See Notes.
Relative density (water = 1): 0.93
Solubility in water: poor
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Flash point: 58°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 296°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.84  
 

NOTES
This substance exists in two geometrical isomers (cis, trans) and can have an optical configuration.
Other melting points: 7°C (cis, dl), -4°C (trans, dl).
Other boiling points: 165°C (cis, dl), 167.5°C (trans, dl).
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations