Agent Name

1,6-Hexanediol

Alternative Name

Hexamethylene glycol

CAS Number

629-11-8

Formula

C6-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,6-Dihydroxyhexane; HDO; Hexamethylenediol; alpha,omega-Hexanediol; Hexamethylene glycol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless or white, hygroscopic solid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, an intermediate for nylon and polyesters, a coupling agent, a coal coating, a plasticizer, and in gasoline refining and the production of varnishes, adhesives, drugs, and textiles; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

10 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

0.0005 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 101 deg C; [ICSC]

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