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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):
  • 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 (PDF))
  • sampling and analytical error: 0.13
  • method classification: Partially Validated
Secondary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SAM2):
  • Detector Tube
  • company: MSA
  • part #: 95097
  • range: 25-1000 ppm
  • class: Mfg
  • Instrumentation
  • company: Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • part #: MIRAN 1A & 1B
  • range: 0.2 ppm @ 9.3 um
  • class: Mfg
  • Detector Tube
  • company: Kitagawa
  • part #: 206U
  • range: 5-500 ppm
  • class: Mfg
  • Instrumentation
  • company: Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • part #: MIRAN 1A & 1B
  • range: 0-100 ppm @ 9.3 um
  • class: Mfg
Wipe Sampling Method:
  • Wipe with charcoal pad, seal in glass vial for shipment.

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