Agent Name

Methylcyclohexanol

CAS Number

25639-42-3

Formula

C7-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Cyclohexanol, methyl-;Hexahydrocresol; Hexahydromethylphenol; Methyl adronol; Methyl anol; Methylhexalin; Metylocykloheksanol [Polish]; Sextol; [ChemIDplus] UN2617

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Straw-colored liquid with a weak odor like coconut oil; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and antioxidant; [ACGIH] Used as a solvent in lacquers and spot removers; [HSDB]

Comments

Sublethal doses cause narcosis and liver injury in experimental animals. [ACGIH] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

100 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

500 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Other animal data: Rabbits exposed for 6 hours/day, 5 days/week for 10 weeks at 503 ppm had increased salivation, conjunctival irritation, and slight lethargy, while 232 ppm caused no such signs of intoxication [Treon et al. 1943b].

Odor Threshold Low

504 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold from CHEMINFO; VP = 2 mmHg @ 86 degrees F; Flash point = 154 deg F;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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