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1-OCTADECANOL ICSC: 1610
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

Stearyl alcohol
Octadecan-1-ol
n-Octadecanol
1-Hydroxyoctadecane
Octadecyl alcohol
CAS # 112-92-5 C18H38O / CH3(CH2)17OH
RTECS # RG2010000 Molecular mass: 270.5
UN #
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE See NOTES.


Inhalation


Skin


Eyes
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.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids.
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 2005

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1-OCTADECANOL ICSC: 1610
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE, SLIGHTLY WAXY FLAKES OR LEAFLETS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong acids and strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); (DFG 2005).
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 336C
Melting point: 59.8C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.81 as liquid
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 150C: 133
Flash point: 170C
Auto-ignition temperature: 450C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1-8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 8.22
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated extensively but none have been found.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 2005