Material Safety Data Sheet

ACC# 05880
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Cyclohexanol
Catalog Numbers: S79991, C558 500, C558-500, C558500
Adronal; Cyclohexyl alcohol; Hexalin; Hexahydrophenol; Hydroxycyclohexane.
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
108-93-0Cyclohexanol 100 203-630-6

Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:
20/22 37/38

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: colorless or slight yellow liquid. Flash Point: 67 deg C. Combustible liquid and vapor. May cause central nervous system depression. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air). Caution! May be harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: Central nervous system, eyes, skin, mucous membranes.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause irritation and dermatitis. May cause cyanosis of the extremities.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory failure.
Inhalation: Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by nausea, headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. Causes respiratory tract irritation. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. Inhalation at high concentrations may cause CNS depression and asphixiation.
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis. Effects may be delayed. Prolonged exposure may cause non-specific nervous system effects.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Water may be ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be spread by the use of water. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. Combustible Liquid. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Containers may explode when heated.
Extinguishing Media: In case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
Flash Point: 67 deg C ( 152.60 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 300 deg C ( 572.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: N/A
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Do not flush into a sewer. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Use water spray to disperse the gas/vapor. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Keep containers tightly closed.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Cyclohexanol50 ppm TWA; skin - potential for cutaneous absorption 50 ppm TWA; 200 mg/m3 TWA 400 ppm IDLH50 ppm TWA; 200 mg/m3 TWA

OSHA Vacated PELs: Cyclohexanol: 50 ppm TWA; 200 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: colorless or slight yellow
Odor: camphor or menthol odor.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 80 mm Hg @ 25 deg C
Vapor Density: 3.5 (Air=1)
Evaporation Rate:0.08 (n-butyl acetate=1)
Viscosity: 4.6 mPa @ 25 deg C
Boiling Point: 161 deg C @ 760mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:23 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: 3.6g/100ml (20C)
Specific Gravity/Density:.96g/cm3
Molecular Formula:C6H12O
Molecular Weight:100.16

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, ignition sources, moisture, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Oxidizing agents
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, toxic gases.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 108-93-0: GV7875000
CAS# 108-93-0:
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 uL Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 uL/24H Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 uL/24H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 uL/24H Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 uL/24H Mild;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1400 mg/kg;
CAS# 108-93-0: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information found.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Reproductive Effects: No information found.
Neurotoxicity: No information found.
Mutagenicity: No information found.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: Will not bioconcentrate, highly mobile in soil.
Physical: No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 108-93-0 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 108-93-0: acute, chronic, flammable.
Section 313
This material contains Cyclohexanol (CAS# 108-93-0, 100%),which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 108-93-0 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

R 20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
R 37/38 Irritating to respiratory system and skin.

Safety Phrases:

S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 108-93-0: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 108-93-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of B3, D2B.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 108-93-0 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 108-93-0: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3);Skin OEL-AUSTRI
A:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 50 ppm (206 mg/m3);Skin OEL
-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 200 mg/m3;STEL 400 mg/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 50 ppm (
200 mg/m3) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3);STEL 75 ppm (300 mg/m3)
OEL-FRANCE:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3);STEL 75 ppm (30 mg/m3) OEL-GERMAN
Y:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3) OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 20 mg/m3;STEL 40 mg/m3;Skin
OEL-JAPAN:TWA 25 ppm (102 mg/m3) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 50 ppm (200
mg/m3) OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3) OEL-POLAND:TWA 20
mg/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:TWA 25 ppm OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3);STEL
75 ppm (30 mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3);STEL 100 ppm
(400 mg/m3) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TW
A 50 ppm (200 mg/m3) OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check A

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/12/1997
Revision #5 Date: 3/18/2003

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