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Hexylene glycol

Synonyms & Trade Names
2,4-Dihydroxy-2-methylpentane; 2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol; 4-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol; 2-Methylpentane-2,4-diol
CAS No.
107-41-5
RTECS No.
SA0810000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
(CH3)2COHCH2CHOHCH3
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.83 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: C 25 ppm (125 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

OSHA PV2101
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a mild, sweetish odor.
MW:
118.2
BP:
388°F
FRZ:
-58°F (Sets to glass)
Sol:
Miscible
VP:
0.05 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
0.92
Fl.P:
209°F
UEL(est): 7.4% LEL(calc): 1.3%
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, strong acids [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air).]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; headache, dizziness, nausea, incoordination, central nervous system depression; dermatitis, skin sensitization
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0660
 
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