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Name 2-Ethylhexanol
CAS 104-76-7
EINECS(EC#) 203-234-3
Molecular Formula C8H18O
MDL Number MFCD00004746
Molecular Weight 130.23
MOL File 104-76-7.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance colourless liquid
Melting point  −76 °C(lit.)
Boiling point  183-186 °C(lit.)
density  0.833 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density  4.49 (vs air)
vapor pressure  0.2 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
FEMA  3151
refractive index  n20/D 1.431(lit.)
Fp  171 °F
storage temp.  Store below +30°C.
solubility  water: solubleg/L at 20°C
form  Liquid
pka 15.05±0.10(Predicted)
color  Clear
Stability: Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids.
PH 7 (1g/l, H2O, 20℃)
Odor sweet.
Odor Threshold 0.013ppm
explosive limit 0.88%, 104°F
Water Solubility  1 g/L (20 ºC)
Merck  14,3808
JECFA Number 267
BRN  1719280
CAS DataBase Reference 104-76-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference 1-Hexanol, 2-ethyl-(104-76-7)
EPA Substance Registry System 104-76-7(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xn,Xi
Risk Statements 

R37/38:Irritating to respiratory system and skin .
R41:Risk of serious damage to eyes.
R36:Irritating to the eyes.
R21:Harmful in contact with skin.

Safety Statements 

S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
S36/39:Wear suitable protective clothing and eye/face protection .
S36/37/39:Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection .
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing .

WGK Germany  2
RTECS  MP0350000
Autoignition Temperature 550 °F
HS Code  29051610
HS Code  29339990
Safety Profile

Moderately toxic by ingestion, skin contact, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and parented routes. An experimental teratogen. Other experimental reproductive effects. A severe eye and moderate skin irritant. Mutation data reported. A dangerous fire hazard when ex posed to heat or flame; can react vigorously with oxidzing materials. To fight fire, use foam, CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. See also ALCOHOLS.

Hazardous Substances Data 104-76-7(Hazardous Substances Data)

LD50 orally in Rabbit: 3730 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rat > 3000 mg/kg

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