Agent Name

4-Hydroxy-2-butanone

CAS Number

590-90-9

Formula

C4-H8-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Ketobutan-1-ol; 3-Oxo-1-butanol; 3-Oxobutanol; 4-Butanol-2-one; Methylolacetone; Monomethylolacetone; 2-Butanone, 4-hydroxy-; 4-Hydroxybutan-2-one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-2-butanone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.85 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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