NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Cyclohexanol

CAS
108-93-0

C6H11OH

RTECS
GV7875000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Anol, Cyclohexyl alcohol, Hexahydrophenol, Hexalin, Hydralin, Hydroxycyclohexane
DOT ID & Guide
1993 / 128 (combustible liquid, n.o.s.)

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (200 mg/m3)
IDLH
400 ppm See: 108930
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.10 mg/m3
Physical Description
Sticky solid or colorless to light-yellow liquid (above 77°F) with a camphor-like odor.
MW: 100.2
BP: 322°F
MLT: 77°F
Sol: 4%
VP: 1 mmHg
IP: 10.00 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.96
Fl.P: 154°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140F and below 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers (such as hydrogen peroxide & nitric acid)
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1402, 1405; 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 or contaminated
Change: Daily

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 400 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(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
Escape:
(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
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; narcosis
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0243