Agent Name

3-Butene-1,2-diol

CAS Number

497-06-3

Formula

C4-H8-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Erythrol; 1,2-Dihydroxy-3-butene; 1-Butene-3,4-diol; 3,4-Dihydroxy-1-butene; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Clear colorless liquid with a mild odor of alcohol; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Major industrial chemical." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes changes in urine in 4-week inhalation studies of rats and mice; Causes other liver changes and hypoglycemia in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice; Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 250 mg/kg; [RTECS] A reactive monomer that gradually polymerizes at room temperature; An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "1,4-Dihydroxy-2-butene" and "3-Buten-2-ol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.24 mm Hg

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