Agent Name

1-Hexanol

CAS Number

111-27-3

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Hexanol; 1-Hexyl alcohol; 1-Hydroxyhexane; Amylcarbinol; Caproic alcohol; Caproyl alcohol; Hexanol; Hexyl alcohol; Hexyl alcohol (natural); Pentylcarbinol; n-Hexan-1-ol; n-Hexyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity odor; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used to produce plasticizers, antiseptics, fragrances, pharmaceuticals, and finishing agents for textile and leather; Used as a flavoring agent and a solvent for fats, waxes, dyes, and paints; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May cause first degree burns after short exposure and second degee burns after longer contact; [CHRIS] Undiluted 1-Hexanol is a mild irritant. Application of 0.2 ml to 27-28 volunteers caused no noticeable skin effects. 1-Hexanol caused corneal burns from which patients recovered within 48 hours. Ingestion can lead to symptoms of "alcohol" intoxication. [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

40 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.92 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.007 ppm

Odor Threshold High

0.01 ppm

RD50

240 ppm

Explanatory Notes

The LC (mouse) > 1060 ppm/6H; [ChemIDplus] Odor threshold = 0.007 -0.01 ppm (detection); 0.09 ppm (100% recognition); [CHEMINFO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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