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2-OCTANOL
ICSC: 1170
Peer-Review Status: 10.09.2002 Validated
Capryl alcohol
1-Methyl-1-heptanol
2-Hydroxy-n-octane
Hexylmethylcarbinol 
CAS #: 123-96-6 RTECS #: RH0795000
EINECS #: 204-667-0
    Formula: CH3(CH2)5CH(OH)CH3 / C8H18O
Molecular mass: 130.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 76°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 76°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

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 covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin 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 respiratory tract. The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 178.5°C
Melting point: -38.6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.82
Solubility in water, ml/100ml: 0.096 (none)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 32
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 76°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.72  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       2-OCTANOL (JECFA Evaluation)