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TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL
ICSC: 1159
Peer-Review Status: 08.06.2012 Validated
Tetrahydro-2-furylmethanol
Tetrahydro-2-furanmethanol
Tetrahydro-2-furancarbinol
2-Hydroxymethyl oxolane 
CAS #: 97-99-4 RTECS #: LU2450000
EC #: 603-061-00-7
EINECS #: 202-625-6
    Formula: C5H10O2
Molecular mass: 102.1

TYPES OF HAZARD
/ EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE-FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 74°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with strong oxidants.  Above 74°C use a closed system and ventilation. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).   
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough. Headache. Nausea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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 See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give nothing to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 36; S: (2)-39 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Combustible liquid
Causes serious eye irritation
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child 
excl mark;warncancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. Dry. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated. 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):. 

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

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 eyes. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system at high concentrations. This may result in lowering of consciousness. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 178°C
Melting point: <- 120°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.186
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 74°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 280°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-9.7 
 

NOTES
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL (JECFA Evaluation)