Agent Name

1,2,3,4-Butanetetracarboxylic acid

CAS Number

1703-58-8

Formula

C8-H10-O8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Butanetetracarboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus] TCB; 1,2,3,4-Tetracarboxybutane; [CAMEO] BTCA; [NTP]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [CAMEO] Off-white powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Widely used in industry with possible new applications in finishing permanent press fabrics; [NTP]

Comments

No developmental toxicity or teratogenicity observed in rats at doses maternally toxic (1 mortality, reduced body weight, and reduced weight gain at the highest dose of 1,000 mg/kg/day); [NTP] A severe eye irritant; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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