International Chemical Safety Cards

ISODECYL ALCOHOL (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0495
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Isodecanol (mixed isomers)
C10H21OH
Molecular mass: 158.3
ICSC #    0495
CAS #     25339-17-7
RTECS # NR0960000
October 19, 1999 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, carbon dioxide , foam (Note: Water may be ineffective).
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Dullness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •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 Diarrhoea. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Rest. 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.
Separated from strong oxidants.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0495 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

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and 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 irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure could cause central nervous system depression.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 220C
Melting point: 7C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.84
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 2.5
Vapour pressure, kPa at 70C: 0.13
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point:
104C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 266C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-4.5
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish.
N O T E S
NFPA Code: H 0; F 1; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0495 ISODECYL ALCOHOL (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.