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2,5-HEXANEDIOLICSC: 0280
March 1996
CAS #: 2935-44-62,5-Dihydroxyhexane
EINECS #: 220-910-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.   

  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
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 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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
2,5-HEXANEDIOL ICSC: 0280
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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. 

Formula: C6H14O2
Molecular mass: 118.2
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  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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. 

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

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. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
This compound is a known toxic metabolite of n-hexane.
See ICSC 0279. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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