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2,5-HEXANEDIOL
ICSC: 0280
Peer-Review Status: 26.03.1996 Validated
2,5-Dihydroxyhexane 
CAS #: 2935-44-6 RTECS #: MO2275000
EINECS #: 220-910-3
    Formula: C6H14O2
Molecular mass: 118.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE     IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation   Use ventilation.   
Skin   Protective gloves.   
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 Abdominal pain.  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
PACKAGING & 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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F1; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the immune system. This may result in aberrations of the thymus, spleen and adrenal glands. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. This may result in degeneration of the nerves. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 216°C
Melting point: -9°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.97
Solubility in water: miscible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
Flash point: 101°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 490°C  
 

NOTES
This compound is a known toxic metabolite of n-hexane.
For further information see also ICSC 0279 (n-Hexane). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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