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General Description

Synonyms: Hexalin; Hydralin; Hydroxycyclohexane; Anol; Hexahydrophenol; Cyclohexyl alcohol

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0820

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 108-93-0

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: GV7875000; 28440

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Cyclohexanol: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colorless, viscous liquid or sticky solid with a faint camphor odor
molecular weight: 100
vapor pressure: 1 mm
boiling point: 332°F
melting point: 75°F

Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 50 ppm, 200 mg/m3

Construction Industry: 50 ppm, 200 mg/m3 TWA

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 50 ppm, 206 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 50 ppm TWA (Skin)

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Eye, nose, throat irritation; narcosis; irritated skin

Health Effects: Irritation-Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin---Mild (HE16) Cumulative liver and kidney damage (HE3) Narcosis (HE8)

Affected Organs: Eyes, respiratory system, skin

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Charcoal Tube (100/50 mg sections, 20/40 mesh)
    analytical solvent: (95:5) Carbon Disulfide/Isopropanol
    alternate solvent: (99:1) Carbon Disulfide/Dimethylformamide
    maximum volume: 10 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
    method reference:1 (NIOSH 1402 [25 KB PDF, 4 pages])
    sampling and analytical error: 0.13
    method classification: Partially Validated

Secondary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SAM2):

  • device: Detector Tube
    company: MSA
    part #: 95097
    range: 25-1000 ppm
    class: Mfg

  • device: Detector Tube
    company: Kitagawa
    part #: 206U
    range: 5-500 ppm
    class: Mfg

  • device: Instrumentation
    company: Infrared Spectrophotometer
    part #: MIRAN 1A & 1B
    range: 0.2 ppm @ 9.3 um
    class: Mfg

  • device: Instrumentation
    company: Infrared Spectrophotometer
    part #: MIRAN 1A & 1B
    range: 0-100 ppm @ 9.3 um
    class: Mfg

Wipe Sampling Method:

  • sampling media: Wipe with charcoal pad, seal in glass vial for shipment.

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