Agent Name

2-Octanol

CAS Number

123-96-6

Formula

C8-H18-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methyl-1-heptanol; 1-Methylheptyl alcohol; 2-Hydroxy-n-octane; 2-Hydroxyoctane; 2-Octanol (natural); 2-Octyl alcohol; Capryl alcohol; Caprylic alcohol, secondary; Hexyl methyl carbinol; Hexylmethylcarbinol; Methyl hexyl carbinol; Methylhexylcarbinol; beta-Octyl alcohol; n-Octan-2-ol; s-Octyl alcohol; sec-Caprylic alcohol; secondary Caprylic alcohol; (1)-Octan-2-ol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless oily liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used in perfumes, disinfectant soaps, solvents (fats, waxes, lacquers, and enamels) and to make other organic compounds; [HSDB] Use as paint solvent, textile wetting agent, and component of brake fluid; [Ullmann]

Comments

An eye and respiratory tract irritant; A mild skin irritant; Defats the skin; May cause chemical pneumonitis if swallowed and aspirated; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.24 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.009 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 76 deg C; [ICSC]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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