International Chemical Safety Cards

2-ETHYLHEXANOL ICSC: 0890
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Ethyl-1-hexanol
2-Ethylhexyl alcohol
C8H18O / CH3(CH2)3CH(CH2CH3)CH2OH
Molecular mass: 130.3
ICSC #    0890
CAS #     104-76-7
RTECS # MP0350000
March 26, 1996 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 73C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 73C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat. Weakness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Separated from strong oxidants.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0890 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:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 20 ppm, 110 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: I(1); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2005).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 184-185C
Melting point: <-76C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.83
Solubility in water:
poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 48
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Flash point: 73C
Auto-ignition temperature: 231C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.88-9.7
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
The substance is commonly referred as octyl alcohol. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0890 2-ETHYLHEXANOL
(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.