ISOOCTYL ALCOHOL

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 26952-21-6
Formula

C₈H₁₈O

Synonyms

isooctanol; oxooctyl alcohol

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Clear, colorless liquid with a faint, pleasant odor.
Boiling point 367°F Molecular weight 130.22
Freezing point/melting point <212°F Vapor pressure 0.4 mmHg
Flash point 180°F (open-cup) Vapor density
Specific gravity 0.832 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 0.9% (calc) Upper explosive limit (UEL) 5.7% (est)
NFPA health rating 3 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 0 NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) A635
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media CSC tube (100/50 mg) [SKC 226-01]
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*

10 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.2 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments GC-FID
Method reference OSHA PV2033 (partially validated)
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media

Wipe with charcoal pad, seal in glass vial for shipment. [3M 3500]

Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA

50 ppm (270 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA

50 ppm [1990]

PEL-TWA

50 ppm (270 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Notes:

Not established

Notes: Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Not listed Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Isooctyl alcohol

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Isooctyl alcohol

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Isooctyl alcohol. 2017.

Last Updated Date : 01/28/2021