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Safety (MSDS) data for hexane
Synonyms: n-hexane, normal hexane
Molecular formula: C6H14
CAS No: 110-54-3
EC No: 203-777-6
EC Index No: 601-037-00-0
Appearance: colourless liquid
Melting point: -95 C
Boiling point: 69 C
Vapour density: 3 (air = 1)
Vapour pressure: 132 mm Hg at 20 C
Specific gravity: 0.659
Flash point: -10 F
Explosion limits: 1.2% - 7.7%
Autoignition temperature: 453 F
Stable. Incompatible with oxidising agents, chlorine, fluorine, magnesium
perchlorate. Highly flammable. Readily forms explosive mixtures with air.
Note low flash point.
May cause impaired fertility. Harmful by inhalation, ingestion or skin
absorption. Irritant. May cause CNS depression. Prolonged exposure may cause
serious health damage.
(The meaning of any abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.)
ORL-RAT LD50 28700 mg kg-1
IHL-RAT LC50 48000 ppm/4h
(The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
R11 R20 R36 R37 R38 R48 R62.
R11 Highly flammable
R20 Harmful by inhalation
R36 Irritating to eyes.
R37 Irritating to respiratory system.
R38 Irritating to skin.
R48 Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged
R62 Risk of impaired fertility.
Safety glasses. Effective ventilation.
(The meaning of any safety phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
S16 S36 S37 S39 S45 S53.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition
S36 Wear suitable protective clothing.
S37 Wear suitable gloves.
S39 Wear eye / face protection.
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
immediately (show the label whenever possible.)
S49 Keep only in the original container.
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