2-ETHYL HEXANOL

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 104-76-7
Formula

C₈H₁₈O

Synonyms

2-ethylhexanol; 2-ethylhexan-1-ol; isooctyl alcohol

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description A dark brown liquid with an aromatic odor.
Boiling point 363-365°F Molecular weight 130.23
Freezing point/melting point -105°F Vapor pressure 0.05 mmHg
Flash point 178°F Vapor density 4.49
Specific gravity 0.834 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 0.88% Upper explosive limit (UEL) 9.7%
NFPA health rating 2 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.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
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 REL-TWA TLV-TWA PEL-TWA
PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: 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 - 2-Ethyl hexanol

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - 2-Ethyl hexanol

Literature References

  • NIOSH: Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, 1-Hexanol, 2-ethyl-, RTECS # MP0350000.
  • Deisinger, P.J., Boatman, R.J. and Guest, D.: Metabolism of 2-ethylhexanol administered orally and dermally to the female Fischer 344 rat. Xenobiotica 24(5): 429-440, 1994.
  • Gomaa, A., et al.: NIOSH Investigation of Gilster Mary Lee, HETA #2000-0401, Technical Assistance to Missouri Department of Health. Interim Report, August 22, 2001, 46 pp.
  • Hill, S.S., Shaw, B.R. and Wu, A.H.: Plasticizers, antioxidants, and other contaminants found in air delivered by PVC tubing used in respiratory therapy. Biomed. Chromatogr. 17(4): 250-262, 2003.
  • Kiesswetter, E., van Thriel, C., Schäper, M., Blaszkewicz, M. and Seeber, A.: Eye blinks as indicator for sensory irritation during constant and peak exposures to 2-ethylhexanol. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 19(3): 531-541, 2005.
  • Klimisch, H.J., Deckardt, K., Gembardt, C. and Hildebrand, B.: Subchronic inhalation toxicity study of 2-ethylhexanol vapour in rats. Food Chem. Toxicol. 36(3): 165-168, 1998.
  • Nalli, S., Horn, O.J., Grochowalski, A.R., Cooper, D.G. and Nicell, J.A.: Origin of 2-ethylhexanol as a VOC. Environ. Pollut. 140(1): 181-185, 2006.

Last Updated Date : 12/15/2020