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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.
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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-H312-H319
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P264b-P270-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P312-P330-P337+P313-P362-P370+P378q-P374-P380-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Evacuate area. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant