Agent Name

1,2-Hexanediol

CAS Number

6920-22-5

Formula

C6-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dihydroxyhexane; 5,6-Dihydroxyhexane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to formulate cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, inks and toners, perfumes, and fragrances; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

An eye irritant; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2,5-Hexanediol" and "1,6-Hexanediol."

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