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CYCLOHEXANOLICSC: 0243
November 1998
CAS #: 108-93-0Cyclohexyl alcohol
Hexahydrophenol
Hexalin
EINECS #: 203-630-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 68°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 68°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use powder, carbon dioxide, foam.   

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 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. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
CYCLOHEXANOL ICSC: 0243
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID OR WHITE CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong oxidants. Attacks plastics. 

Formula: C6H11OH
Molecular mass: 100.2
Boiling point: 161°C
Melting point: 23°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.96
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 4
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.13
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 68°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 300°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.4-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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. 

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


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 50 ppm as TWA; (skin).
MAK skin absorption (H) 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/22-37/38; S: (2)-24/25 

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