International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 1159
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Tetrahydro-2-furylmethanol
Tetrahydro-2-furanmethanol
Tetrahydro-2-furancarbinol
2-Hydroxymethyl oxolane
C5H10O2
Molecular mass: 102.1
ICSC #    1159
CAS #     97-99-4
RTECS # LU2450000
EC #         603-061-00-7
April 22, 1994 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 75°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 75°C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Headache. Nausea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain (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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from incompatible substances: see Chemical Dangers. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.
Airtight.
Xi symbol
R: 36
S: 2-39
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1159 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

TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 1159
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, several N-chloro- and N-bromoimides causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin.

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 20°C.

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. Exposure at high level may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 178°C
Melting point: <-80°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
Solubility in water: good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 30.6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 75°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 282°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-9.7
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
NFPA Code: H 2; F 2; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1159 TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL
(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.