Agent Name

n-Butyl n-butyrate

CAS Number

109-21-7

Formula

C8-H16-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Butyl butyrate; Butanoic acid, butyl ester; Butyl butanoate; Butyl butylate; Butyl butyrate; Butyl butyrate (natural); Butyric acid, butyl ester; n-Butyl butanoate; n-Butyl butyrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid with an ester-like odor; [CHRIS] Colorless liquid with an odor like pineapple; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA] Used to make printed circuit boards and in the flavoring and fragrance industries; [ToxPlanet: OSHA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] A mild skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; Inhalation or ingestion may cause headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and narcosis; [CHRIS] A moderate eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [ToxPlanet: OSHA] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation; Narcotic in high concentrations; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.81 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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