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2-HEXANOL
ICSC: 0488
Peer-Review Status: 04.08.1997 Validated
sec-Hexyl alcohol
Butylmethylcarbinol 
CAS #: 626-93-7 RTECS #: MO8470000
UN #: 2282
EINECS #: 210-971-4
    Formula: C6H14O / CH3(CH2)3CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 102.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 41°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 41°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear face shield.  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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in earth, sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-566.
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the nervous system. This may result in peripheral neuropathy. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 136°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: poor
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Flash point: 41°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.76  
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to algae. 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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