Agent Name

Tetrabutyl orthosilicate

CAS Number

4766-57-8

Formula

C16-H36-O4-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Butyl silicate; Silane, tetrabutoxy-; Silicon tetrabutoxide; Tetra-n-butoxysilane; Tetrabutoxysilane; Tetrabutyl silicate; Silicic acid (H4SiO4), tetrabutyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Comments

Evolves n-butanol on contact with moisture (including human tissue); Reacts with water; A moderate skin and moderate to severe eye irritant; Inhalation of vapor may cause coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, and drowsiness; [Strem Chemicals MSDS] See "Ethyl silicate."

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