International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0292
METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS)
Methylcyclohexanol
Hexahydromethylphenol
Hexahydrocresol
C7H14O
Molecular mass: 114.2
CAS # 25639-42-3
RTECS # GW0175000
ICSC # 0292
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
AFFF. Alcohol-resistant foam. Powder. Carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 68C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 68C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    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. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). 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 sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
    Ventilation along the floor.

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    ICSC: 0292 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

    METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0292

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 50 ppm; 234 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).
    PDK not established.
    MAK: 50 ppm; 235 mg/m3; (1991).
    MAK: class II,1 (1991).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. Exposure at high levels of the vapour may result in irritation of eyes and upper respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: (technical grade) 155-180C
    Melting point: <-21C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 3-4
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 30C: 0.20
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
    Flash point: 68C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 296C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    This substance is a mixture of three isomers (ortho, meta and para), with the meta and para forms predominating. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0292 METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS)
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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