- Hexahydric alcohol
Odorless, white crystalline powder.
In manufacture of sorbose, ascorbic acid, propylene glycol, synthetic plasticizers & resins, moisture conditioner on printing rolls, in leather, in writing inks, in candy production, in antifreeze mixtures with glycerol or glycols incr absorption of pharmaceutical prepn, pharmaceutic aid (sweetening agent, tablet excipient). Marker for drug-induced decreases iof variable dureation in liver blood flow.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Mutagen; Human Data
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
94 - 98
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
24 (25 C)
1.524 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
550 g/L (20 C)
110 cp (25 C)
1.45831 (20 C)
33.5 (80 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture.
Wash hands before eating. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not allow contact with water. Keep from contact with moist air and steam.
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 minimize contact with skin.
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.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Do not get water inside containers.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
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. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Do NOT get water inside containers.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
May cause skin irritation. The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated.
Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Wash mouth out with water. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, get medical aid.
USCG CHRIS Code
20 Alcohols, Glycols
2905 44 91