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FURFURYL ALCOHOLICSC: 0794
2-Furancarbinol
2-Hydroxymethylfuran
Furfural alcohol
2-Furanmethanol
June 2012
CAS #: 98-00-0
UN #: 2874
EC Number: 202-626-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 75°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 75°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  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 Redness. Watering of the eyes. Pain.  Wear face shield 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 Burning sensation. Headache. Nausea. Aspiration hazard!  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give nothing to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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 liquid in sealable containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Fatal if inhaled
Toxic if swallowed or in contact with skin
Causes eye irritation
May cause damage to lungs and kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure
May cause respiratory irritation
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
FURFURYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0794
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. TURNS RED OR BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO LIGHT AND AIR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
The substance polymerizes. Reacts with strong oxidants and strong acids. This generates fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some types of plastic. 

Formula: C5H6O2
Molecular mass: 98.1
Boiling point: 170°C
Melting point: -31°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.13
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 53
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 75°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 390°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-16.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.28
Viscosity: 4.09 mm²/s at 25°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. 

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 defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the lungs and kidneys. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.2 ppm as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans).
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 3B 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 20/21-23-36/37-40-48/20; S: (1/2)-36/37-45-63 

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