Agent Name

1,2-Butadiene

CAS Number

590-19-2

Formula

C4-H6

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Methylallene; Allene, methyl-; Methylallene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Volatile, colorless liquid or vapor; A gas at 25 deg C; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a gel inhibitor in olefin polymerization, the primary feedstock for polybutadiene homopolymer, and a small by-product of 1,3-butadiene production; Occupational exposure may occur where 1,3-butadiene is produced or used. [HSDB]

Comments

Pressurized liquid may cause frostbite. See health effects of 1,3-Butadiene, which causes CNS depression in high-dose animal studies. [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "1,3-Butadiene."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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