Substance Information

Octan-1-ol

EC / List no.: 203-917-6

CAS no.: 111-87-5

Mol. formula: C8H18O

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GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, is very toxic to aquatic life, causes serious eye damage, is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin, is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, may cause respiratory irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 10 000 to < 100 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), polishes and waxes, anti-freeze products, coating products, lubricants and greases and finger paints.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles and industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, coating products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), plant protection products, adhesives and sealants and non-metal-surface treatment products.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), rubber products, plastic products, furniture and fabricated metal products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, lubricants and greases, pH regulators and water treatment products, coating products, adhesives and sealants and non-metal-surface treatment products.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work and mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, machinery and vehicles and mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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