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2-HEXANOLICSC: 0488
August 1997
CAS #: 626-93-7sec-Hexyl alcohol
Butylmethylcarbinol
UN #: 2282
EINECS #: 210-971-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 41°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 41°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear face shield.  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. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in earth, sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
2-HEXANOL ICSC: 0488
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C6H14O / CH3(CH2)3CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 102.2
Boiling point: 136°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: poor
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Flash point: 41°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.76  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. 

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 long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. The substance may have effects on the nervous system. This may result in peripheral neuropathy. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to algae. 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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