Agent Name

2-Amino-1-butanol

CAS Number

96-20-8

Formula

C4-H11-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Butanol, 2-amino-; 2-Aminobutanol; 1-(Hydroxymethyl)propylamine; 1-Hydroxy-2-butylamine; 2-Amino-1-hydroxybutane; 2-Amino-n-butyl alcohol; 2-Aminobutan-1-ol; 2-Aminobutyl alcohol; Butanol-2-amine; [ChemIDplus] UN2735

Category

Amino Alcohols, Other

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless hygroscopic liquid with an amine-like odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make surface-active agents, vulcanization accelerators, and pharmaceuticals, and as an emulsifying agent for cosmetic creams and lotions, mineral oil and paraffin wax emulsions, leather dressings, textile specialties, polishes, cleaning compounds, and so-called soluble oils; [Merck Index] Used in metal working fluids, rolling oils, and cleaning agents; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.15 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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