- 2,2-Dimethylpropyl alcohol
- Neoamyl alcohol
Crystals. Peppermint odor.
Used in pharmaceutical preparations, flotation agent, organic synthesis amyl alcohols.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S 7 16 23
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
11 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Solubility in water
2.5 cp @ 20C (liquid viscosity)
1.425 (10 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Storage requirements: even slightly flammable materials should be isolated from oxidizers.Storage area should be kept cool and ventilated and should be fireproof.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
See amyl alcohol. Alcohol foam. Dry chemical.
Dangerous, when exposed to heat or flame; can react with oxidizing materials.
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Headache, dizziness, giddiness, ataxia, sedation and coma may occur.
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are common. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage can occur.
Inhalation causes pulmonary tract irritation and rarely pulmonary edema. Severe respiratory depression or death has not been reported after inhalation.
Dermatitis of varying severity may be noted. Drying and fissuring of the skin may be noted following chronic exposure.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.