CAS No: 36653-82-4
Identification of the substance: Cetyl alcohol
Classification of the substance or mixture: Not classified for physical or health hazards under GHS.
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First aid measures
||Take off contaminated clothing.
||Provide fresh air. In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
|Following skin contact
||Rinse skin with water/shower. In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
|Following eye contact
||Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
||Rinse mouth. Call a doctor if you feel unwell.
|Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
|Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
|Suitable extinguishing media
||Co-ordinate fire-fighting measures to the fire surroundings water spray, foam, dry extinguishing powder, carbon dioxide (CO2)
|Unsuitable extinguishing media
|Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
||Combustible. Vapours can form explosive mixtures with air.
|Hazardous combustion products
||In case of fire may be liberated: carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2)
|Advice for firefighters
||Vapours are heavier than air. Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Accidental release measures
|For non-emergency personnel
||Do not breathe dust
||Keep away from drains, surface and ground water.
|Advices on how to contain a spill
||Covering of drains.
|Advices on how to clean up a spill
||Take up mechanically.
|Other information relating to spills and releases
||Place in appropriate containers for disposal. Ventilate affected area.
Handling and storage
|Precautions for safe handling
||Avoid dust formation
|Advice on general occupational hygiene
||Wash hands before breaks and after work.
|Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
||Keep container tightly closed. Store in a dry place.
|Incompatible substances or mixtures
||Observe hints for combined storage.
||Use local and general ventilation.
|Specific designs for storage rooms or vessels
||Recommended storage temperature: 15 - 25 °C.
Physical and chemical properties