International Chemical Safety Cards

2-HEXANOL ICSC: 0488
2-HEXANOL
sec-Hexyl alcohol
Butylmethylcarbinol
C6H14O / CH3(CH2)3CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 102.2
CAS # 626-93-7
RTECS # MO8470000
ICSC # 0488
UN # 2282

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 41C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 41C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    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

  • Face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in earth, sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0488 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-HEXANOL ICSC: 0488

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin.

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the nervous system , resulting in peripheral neuropathy.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 136C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water: poor
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
    Flash point: 41C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.76
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to algae.
    N O T E S
    Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61C. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-566
    NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0488 2-HEXANOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use.