International Chemical Safety Cards

HEXYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0660
HEXYLENE GLYCOL
2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol
2,4-Dihydroxy-2-methylpentane
C6H14O2 / (CH3)2COHCH2CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 118.2
CAS # 107-41-5
RTECS # SA0810000
ICSC # 0660
EC # 603-053-00-3
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 96°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 96°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water (extra personal protection: filter A).
    Separated from strong oxidants.

    Xi symbol
    R: 36/38
    S: (2-)
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0660 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

    HEXYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0660

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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: 25 ppm; 121 mg/m3 ceiling (ACGIH 1995-1996).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

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

    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 concentrations could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 196°C
    Melting point: -50°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
    Solubility in water: very good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 6.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
    Flash point: 96°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 260°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-9
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure. Diolane and Pinakon are trade names.
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0660 HEXYLENE GLYCOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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