Agent Name

2-Hexanol

CAS Number

626-93-7

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Hydroxyhexane; sec-Hexyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] UN2282

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Comments

Causes somnolence after oral doses to guinea pigs; Causes changes in peripheral nerve recordings after intraperitoneal doses to rats; [RTECS] A skin irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; Defats the skin; "The substance may have effects on the nervous system, resulting in peripheral neuropathy." [ICSC] A mild skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; Targets nerves; [MSDSonline] See "n-Hexane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.49 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Hexanols."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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