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2-(n-Hexyloxy)ethanol is used as solvents in speciality printing inks and coalescing aids in surface coatings, coupling agent, rust remover, adhesives and surface cleaners.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H314
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.