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2-OCTANOL ICSC: 1170
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

Capryl alcohol
1-Methyl-1-heptanol
2-Hydroxy-n-octane
Hexylmethylcarbinol
CAS # 123-96-6 CH3(CH2)5CH(OH)CH3 / C8H18O
RTECS # RH0795000 Molecular mass: 130.3
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 76C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 76C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Burning sensation.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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2-OCTANOL ICSC: 1170
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
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:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract and is mildly irritating to the skin. If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis.

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: 76C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.72
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
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IPCS, CEC 1999