International Chemical Safety Cards

2-OCTANOL ICSC: 1170
2-OCTANOL
Capryl alcohol
1-Methyl-1-heptanol
2-Hydroxy-n-octane
Hexylmethylcarbinol
CH3(CH2)5CH(OH)CH3/C8H18O
Molecular mass: 130.3
CAS # 123-96-6
RTECS # RH0795000
ICSC # 1170

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Headache. Nausea.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin.
    Protective clothing.
    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
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Ventilation along the floor.

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    ICSC: 1170 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-OCTANOL ICSC: 1170

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    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:
    Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 178.5C
    Melting point: -38.6C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.82
    Solubility in water: none (0.096 ml/100 ml)
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 32
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: ca. 60-87.8C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.72
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1170 2-OCTANOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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