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Material Safety Data Sheet
1-Octanol
ACC# 17270
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification |
MSDS Name: 1-Octanol 
Catalog Numbers: AC150630000, AC150630010, AC150630025, AC220180000, AC220180010, AC220180025, AC220185000, S80109, A402-4, A402-4LC, A402-500, NC9197366, NC9850145 
Synonyms: Capryl alcohol; n-Octanol; n-Octyl alcohol; n-Caprylic alcohol; Octyl alcohol;Octan-1-ol. 
Company Identification:
              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 
For information, call: 201-796-7100 
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100 
For CHEMTREC assistance, call: 800-424-9300 
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call: 703-527-3887
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients |

CAS# | Chemical Name | Percent |EINECS/ELINCS |
111-87-5 | 1-Octanol | > 98 | 203-917-6 |

Section 3 - Hazards Identification |

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: clear, colorless liquid. Flash Point: 81 deg C.
Warning! Causes eye and skin irritation. Combustible liquid and vapor. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause central nervous system depression. 
Target Organs: Central nervous system, eyes, skin. Potential Health Effects 
Eye: Causes eye irritation. May cause transient corneal injury. 
Skin: May cause mild skin irritation. May be absorbed through the skin. Prolonged or repeated contact may dry/defat the skin and cause irritation. 
Ingestion: May cause digestive tract disturbances. Severe exposure to similar alcohols may cause various systemic effects including, digestive tract irritation,CNS depression, and heart, liver, and kidney abnormalities. 
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. 
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures |

Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately. 
Skin: Get medical aid.Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. 
Ingestion: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. 
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. Ifnot breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. 
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures |

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustible liquid and vapor. Vapors are heavierthan air and may travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Vapors can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. This liquid floats on water and may travel to a source of ignition and spread fire. 
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam. 
Flash Point: 81 deg C ( 177.80 deg F) 
Autoignition Temperature: 273 deg C ( 523.40 degF) 
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available. 
Upper: Not available. 
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures |

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8. 
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Cleanup spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage |

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep away from...
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