(R)-(+)-1-(2-Furyl)ethanol

  • (R)-2-(1-Hydroxyethyl)furan
  • (aR)-a-Methyl-2-furanmethanol
  • 2-Furanmethanol, a-methyl-
Formula
C6H8O2
Structure
Description
Liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
27948-61-4
Beilstein/Gmelin
3587899
Beilstein Reference
5-17-03-00374

Properties.
Formula
C6H8O2
Formula mass
112.12
Boiling point, °C
64-65 (13 torr)
Density
1.07 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a dry area. Refrigerator (approx 4 C). Store protected from light.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.