Agent Name

Butyric acid

CAS Number

107-92-6

Formula

C4-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Butyric acid; 1-Propanecarboxylic acid; BUTYRIC ACID; Butanic acid; Butanoic acid; Buttersaeure [German]; Butyrate; Butyric acid (natural); Ethylacetic acid; Kyselina maselna [Czech]; Propylformic acid; n-Butanoic acid; n-Butyric acid; [ChemIDplus] UN2820

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless, oily liquid with an unpleasant, rancid odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent (foods, perfumes, drugs) and chemical intermediate; also used in leather tanning (deliming hides) and as an additive to disinfectants, gasoline, and varnishes; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.65 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 500 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 72 deg C;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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