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Cyclooctanemethanol is used as a high boiling solvent and heat transfer agent. It is also useful for conversion into plastic and lacquer base materials. Cyclooctanemethanol can be oxidized to cyclooctane carboxylic acid and the acid can be converted into octahydro-2-oxo-1H-azonine (S-aminooctanoic acid lactam), which is a starting material for the production of nylon-8.
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Hazard Statements: H227-H315-H319-H335
Combustible liquid. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.