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LINALOOL
ICSC: 0912
Peer-Review Status: 04.10.1997 Validated
3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol
Linalyl alcohol 
CAS #: 78-70-6 RTECS #: RG5775000
EINECS #: 201-134-4
    Formula: C10H18O / (CH3)2C=CH(CH2)2C(CH3)(OH)CH=CH2
Molecular mass: 154.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 75°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 75°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or 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. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces acrid smoke and irritating fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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 short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the liver. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 198-200°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 0.16
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 21
Flash point: 75°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 235°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.97  
 

NOTES
Data are insufficiently available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       LINALOOL (JECFA Evaluation)
       Linalool (SIDS)