Agent Name

tert-Butylacetic acid

CAS Number

1070-83-3

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,3-Dimethylbutanoic acid; 3,3-Dimethylbutyric acid; Butanoic acid, 3,3-dimethyl-; Butyric acid, 3,3-dimethyl- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Liquid; mp = 6-7 deg C; [Merck Index] Stench of an odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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