International Chemical Safety Cards

2,5-HEXANEDIOL ICSC: 0280
2,5-HEXANEDIOL
2,5-Dihydroxyhexane
C6H14O2
Molecular mass: 118.2
CAS # 2935-44-6
RTECS # MO2275000
ICSC # 0280

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE

IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.

  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.

  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water (extra personal protection: filter A for organic vapours.)
    Separated from strong oxidants.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0280 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    2,5-HEXANEDIOL ICSC: 0280

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the immune system , resulting in aberrations of the thymus, spleen and adrenal glands.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the central and peripheral nervous system , resulting in degeneration of the nerves.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 216C
    Melting point: -9C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.97
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
    Flash point: 101C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 490C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    This compound is a known toxic metabolite of n-hexane. For further information see also ICSC 0279 (n-Hexane).
    NFPA Code: H2; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0280 2,5-HEXANEDIOL
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