Physical dangers Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.
Chemical dangers Reacts violently with oxidants.
Formula: C5H12O2 / (CH3)2C(CH2OH)2
Molecular mass: 104.2
Boiling point: 210°C Melting point: 127°C Density: 1.1 g/cm³ Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 83 Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 30 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6 Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0 Flash point: 107°C Auto-ignition temperature: 388°C Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-11.4 Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.84
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract.
Inhalation risk Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
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