We can talk about the dangers of 2-ethylhexanol in two ways.
2-ethylhexanol is a flammable liquid, flammable under open fire, high temperature, strong oxidant. Irritating fumes are produced during combustion. In addition, its vapors and air can form explosive mixtures
2-ethylhexanol should be stored in a cool, ventilated warehouse, away from fire, heat sources. 2-ethylhexanol should be stored separately from oxidants and acids, and should not be mixed. The storeroom shall be equipped with corresponding varieties and quantities of fire fighting equipment. The storage area shall be equipped with leakage emergency treatment equipment and suitable storage materials.
Before transportation, check whether the packaging container is complete and sealed, and ensure that the container does not leak, collapse, fall, and damage during transportation. 2- ethyl hexanol is strictly prohibited with oxidants, acids, food chemicals and other mixed packaging and transportation. When shipping, the installation position should be far away from the bedroom, kitchen, and isolated from the engine room, power supply, fire source and other parts. Road transportation should follow the prescribed route, do not stay in residential and densely populated areas. After the completion of transport, the transport vehicle and vessel must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, otherwise other articles may not be loaded.
Foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder can be used to extinguish the fire.
Yes, 2-ethylhexanol is toxic.
Acute toxicity: Oral - Rat, LD50: 3730 mg/kg. Oral - Mouse, LD50: 2500 mg/kg.
Irritation data: Skin - Rabbit, 500 mg/ 24 h, moderate irritation. Eye - Rabbit, 20 mg/ 24 h, moderate irritation.
FEMA: Beverage, ice cream, candy, gum candy, all 10mg/kg.