International Chemical Safety Cards

1-OCTADECANOL ICSC: 1610
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Stearyl alcohol
Octadecan-1-ol
n-Octadecanol
1-Hydroxyoctadecane
Octadecyl alcohol
C18H38O / CH3(CH2)17OH
Molecular mass: 270.5
ICSC #    1610
CAS #     112-92-5
RTECS # RG2010000
October 19, 2005 Validated
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 STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1610 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

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 336°C
Melting point: 59.8°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.81 as liquid
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 150°C: 133
Flash point: 170°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 450°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1-8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 8.22
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated extensively but none have been found.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1610 1-OCTADECANOL
(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.