NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Isooctyl alcohol

CAS 26952-21-6


RTECS NS7700000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Isooctanol, Oxooctyl alcohol [Note: A mixture of closely related isomeric, primary alcohols with branched chains such as 2-Ethylhexanol, CH3(CH2)3CH(CH2CH3)CH2OH.]
DOT ID & Guide


NIOSH REL: TWA 50 ppm (270 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH N.D. See: IDLH INDEX Conversion 1 ppm = 5.33 mg/m3
Physical Description
Clear, colorless liquid.
MW: 130.3
BP: 367°F
FRZ: <-105°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 0.4 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.83
Fl.P(oc): 180°F
UEL(est.): 5.7%
LEL(calc.): 0.9%

Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140F and below 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Measurement Methods
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation (See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash
First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations Not available.
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; eye, skin burns
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0497