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1-DECANOL
ICSC: 1490
Peer-Review Status: 20.04.2005 Validated
Decane-1-ol
n-Decyl alcohol
Capric alcohol
Nonyl carbinol
n-Decanol 
CAS #: 112-30-1 RTECS #: HE4375000
UN #: 3082
EINECS #: 203-956-9
    Formula: C10H22O / CH3(CH2)9OH
Molecular mass: 158.28

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Cover the spilled material with inert absorbent. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible.  Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90GM6-III.
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0. 
Separated from strong oxidants, acid anhydrides and acid chlorides. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces irritating fumes. Reacts violently with acid anhydrides, acid chlorides and strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

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

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


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 230°C
Melting point: 7°C
Density: 0.83 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.37 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 108°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 255°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-5.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.23 (calculated) 
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       1-DECANOL (JECFA Evaluation)