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1-OCTADECANOL
ICSC: 1610
Peer-Review Status: 19.10.2005 Validated
Stearyl alcohol
Octadecan-1-ol
n-Octadecanol
1-Hydroxyoctadecane
Octadecyl alcohol 
CAS #: 112-92-5 RTECS #: RG2010000
EINECS #: 204-017-6
    Formula: C18H38O / CH3(CH2)17OH
Molecular mass: 270.5

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE See Notes.     
Inhalation      
Skin      
Eyes   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. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants and strong acids. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE SLIGHTLY WAXY FLAKES OR LEAFLETS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong acids and strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 336°C
Melting point: 59.8°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.81 (liquid)
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 150°C: 133
Flash point: 170°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 450°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1-8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 8.22  
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated extensively but none have been found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       1-Octadecanol  (SIDS)