International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0292
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Hexahydromethylphenol
Hexahydrocresol
C7H14O
Molecular mass: 114.2
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0292
CAS #     25639-42-3
RTECS # GW0175000
UN #        2617
EC #         603-010-00-9
December 03, 2001 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 41C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 41C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Headache.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •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. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. 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. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Fireproof.

Note: C
Xn symbol
R: 20
S: 2-24/25
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0292 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0292
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS VISCOUS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 50 ppm as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) (DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 100 ppm (470 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 50 ppm (235 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 500 ppm See: 25639423


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 is mildly irritating to 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: 174C
Melting point: < -50C
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:
41C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 296C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.05
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
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. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0292 METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL (MIXED ISOMERS)
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.