Agent Name

meso-2,3-Butanediol

CAS Number

5341-95-7

Formula

C4-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3-Butanediol, (R*,S*)- (9CI); 2,3-Butanediol, meso- (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Hygroscopic solid; mp = 34.4 deg C; [Merck Index] Colorless hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Commercial 2,3-Butanediol is usually the meso- or the D(-)- form; [Merck Index] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2,3-Butanediol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.38 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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