2-Ethyl-1,3-Hexanediol

  • 2-Ethylhexanediol-1,3
  • Carbide 6-12
  • Compound 6-12 insect repellant
  • Ethohexadiol
  • Ethylhexanediol
Formula
CH3CH2CH2CH(OH)CH(C2H5)CH2OH
Structure
Description
Slightly oily liq. Odorless.
Uses
Solvent for resins & inks, plasticizer, chemical intermediate in production of polyurethane resins, insect repellent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
94-96-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
202-377-9
EC Index Number
603-087-00-9
EC Class
Irritant
S 25 26 39 46
RTECS
MO2625000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
Merck
12,3790
Beilstein/Gmelin
1735324
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02597
EPA OPP
41001
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1755
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H18O2
Formula mass
146.23
Melting point, °C
-40
Boiling point, °C
244
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.006 (25 C)
Density
0.9422 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Viscosity
67.80 cp (35 C)
Refractive index
1.4537 (12 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.25
Heat of vaporization
62.38 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash clothing before reuse.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents, strong acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
128
Autoignition, °C
340
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Water may be ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be spread by the use of water. Extinguishing media: Water spray may cause frothing. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. In case of fire, use alcohol foam, foam, or dry chemical.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Reproductive effects have been reported in animals.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed. Ingestion of large amounts may cause CNS depression.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation of mucous membrane.
   Skin
Causes mild skin irritation. If absorbed, may cause symptoms similar to those for ingestion. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
20. Alcohols. Glycols
HS Code
2905 39 80