Agent Name

Isooctyl alcohol

CAS Number

26952-21-6

Formula

C8-H18-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Isooctanol; Oxooctyl alcohol; [NIOSH] UN1993

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Clear, colorless liquid; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used in plasticizers and in organic synthesis; Also used in resin solvents, emulsifiers, and antifoaming agents; [Hawley]

Comments

This is a mixture of closely related isomeric, primary alcohols with branched chains such as 2-Ethylhexanol. [NIOSH] Isooctyl alcohol causes anesthesia after percutaneous absorption in experimental animals. [ACGIH] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

Vapor Pressure

1.95 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 82 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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