Agent Name

1,4-Dichlorobutane

CAS Number

110-56-5

Formula

C4-H8-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Butane, 1,4-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] sym-Dichlorobutane; Tetramethylene dichloride; [CAMEO] UN1993

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild pleasant odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis (including adiponitrile); [NTP]

Comments

An irritant; [NTP] May cause eye irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "1,2-Dichlorobutane" and "1,3-Dichloropropane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.13 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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