International Chemical Safety Cards

1,6-HEXANEDIOL ICSC: 0491
1,6-HEXANEDIOL
1,6-Dihydroxyhexane
Hexamethylene glycol
C6H14O2
Molecular mass: 118.2
CAS # 629-11-8
RTECS # MO2100000
ICSC # 0491

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


  • INHALATION



  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • 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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


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    ICSC: 0491 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

    1,6-HEXANEDIOL ICSC: 0491

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 250C
    Melting point: 42C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.96
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
    Flash point: 101C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0491 1,6-HEXANEDIOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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