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2-ETHYLHEXANOLICSC: 0890
2-Ethyl-1-hexanol
2-Ethylhexyl alcohol
Isooctanol
June 2015
CAS #: 104-76-7
EC Number: 203-234-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 73°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 73°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat. Weakness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Nausea. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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WARNING
Combustible liquid
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes skin and eye irritation
May cause damage to central nervous system
Harmful to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
2-ETHYLHEXANOL ICSC: 0890
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong oxidants and strong bases. Decomposes on heating and on burning. 

Formula: C8H18O / CH3(CH2)3CH(CH2CH3)CH2OH
Molecular mass: 130.2
Boiling point: 182°C
Melting point: <-76°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.83
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.11 (poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 48
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Flash point: 73°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 270°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.88-9.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Viscosity: 12,0 mm²/s at 20°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.3-3.1  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C , on spraying much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
EU-OEL: 5.4 mg/m3, 1 ppm as TWA; (skin).
MAK: 54 mg/m3, 10 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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