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1-Hexanol is used as a precursor to plasticizers, chemical intermediate for pharmaceuticals, perfume esters and antiseptics. Further, it serves as a perturbing agent on actomyosin adenosine triphosphatease. In addition to this, it is used to modulate the function of actomyosin motor.
Semenov, K. N.; Regueira, T.; Fernández, J.; Charykov, N. A.; Murin, I. V. Pressure dependence of the solubility of light fullerenes in 1-hexanol from 298.15 K to 363.15 K. J. Mol. Liq. 2015, 209, 71-76.
Patel, V.; Ray, D.; Singh, K.; Abezgauz, L.; Marangoni, G.; Aswal, V. K.; Bahadur, P. 1-Hexanol triggered structural characterization of the worm-like micelle to vesicle transitions in cetyltrimethylammonium tosylate solutions. RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (107), 87758-87768.
Hazard Statements: H226-H302
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.