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1-Octanol is used as a precursor to prepare esters, which is used in perfumes and flavorings. It is used as food additive, anti-foaming agent and emulsifier in anti-rust emulsions. It is widely involved in chemical industry for the synthesis of ethoxylates, alkyl sulfates and ether sulfates. It is used as a solvent in paints, varnishes, waxes, and surface coatings and mainly involved in agricultural chemistry to inhibit excessive growth of tobacco plants.
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Hazard Statements: H227-H319
Combustible liquid. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P264b-P280-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant