FURFURYL ALCOHOL†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 98-00-0
Formula
 

C₅H₆O₂

Synonyms
 

2-furylmethanol; 2-hydroxymethylfuran

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless to amber liquid with a faint, burning odor.
Boiling point 338°F Molecular weight 98.1
Freezing point/melting point -24°F Vapor pressure 0.6 mmHg at 77°F
Flash point 167°F Vapor density 3.4
Specific gravity 1.13 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 1.8% Upper explosive limit (UEL) 16.3%
NFPA health rating 3 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 1 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.) 1330
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media Porapak Q tube (150/75 mg) [SKC 226-115]
Sampling time*
 

 

Sampling volume (TWA)*
 

3-25 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
 

0.01-0.05 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

 

Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

 

Analytical method instruments GC-FID
Method reference NIOSH 2505 (fully 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
 

 

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
 

50 ppm (200 mg/m³)

REL-TWA
 

10 ppm (40 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA
 

0.2 ppm [2016]

PEL-TWA
 

10 ppm (40 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

15 ppm (60 mg/m³)

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

15 ppm (60 mg/m³)

PEL-C
 

 

REL-C
 

 

TLV-C
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

Skin notation
 

N

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Notes:
 

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes:
 

 

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Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
 

75 ppm

Carcinogenic classifications: TLV-A3 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 - Furfuryl alcohol

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Furfuryl alcohol

Literature References

 

Last Updated Date : 01/29/2021