NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards


CAS 108-87-2


RTECS GV6125000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Cyclohexylmethane, Hexahydrotoluene
DOT ID & Guide
2296 128


NIOSH REL: TWA 400 ppm (1600 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: TWA 500 ppm (2000 mg/m3)
IDLH 1200 ppm [LEL] See: 108872 Conversion 1 ppm = 4.02 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a faint, benzene-like odor.
MW: 98.2
BP: 214°F
FRZ: -196°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 37 mmHg
IP: 9.85 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.77
Fl.P: 25°F
UEL: 6.7%
LEL: 1.2%

Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73F and BP at or above 100F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1500; OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation (See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH
Up to 1200 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; dizziness, drowsiness; in animals: narcosis
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0923