(R)-2-Hexanol

  • (2R)-2-Hexanol
  • (-)-2-Hexanol
  • (R)-(-)-2-Hexanol
Formula
C6H14O
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
26549-24-6
UN (DOT)
2282
Beilstein/Gmelin
1718998
Beilstein Reference
3-01-00-01663
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H14O
Formula mass
102.17
Boiling point, °C
136 - 137
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2.6 (25 C)
Density
0.8178 g/mL (18 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.415 (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
43.9 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat and open flame. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Rubber gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Acids, Acid chlorides, Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
51
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
Hazards
Vapor may travel considerable distance to source of ignition and flash back. Specific Method(s) of Fire Fighting: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Neurological hazard.
   Inhalation
Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation. May cause irritation or burns.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. Multiple Routes: May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2282
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
III