International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 1159
TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL
Tetrahydro-2-furylmethanol
Tetrahydro-2-furanmethanol
Tetrahydro-2-furancarbinol
2-Hydroxymethyl oxolane
C5H10O2
Molecular mass: 102.1
CAS # 97-99-4
RTECS # LU2450000
ICSC # 1159
EC # 603-061-00-7

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 75C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 75C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Sore throat. Cough. Headache. Nausea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • 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
  • Abdominal pain (further see Inhalation).
    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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
    Separated from incompatible substances: see Chemical Dangers. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.
    Airtight.
    Xi symbol
    R: 36
    S: (2-)39
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1159 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

    TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 1159

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, several N-chloro- and N-bromoimides causing fire and explosion hazard.

    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 eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure at high level may result in unconsciousness.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 178C
    Melting point: <-80C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
    Solubility in water: good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 30.6
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: 75C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 282C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-9.7
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 2; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1159 TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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