Agent Name

1,2-Butanediol

CAS Number

584-03-2

Formula

C4-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Butylene glycol; 1,2-Dihydroxybutane; alpha-Butylene glycol; alpha-Butyleneglycol; Butanediol, 1,2-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless, hygroscopic liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in polyester resins; as a solvent; [HSDB] Used as a solvent in pesticides and inkjet inks and in the preparation of polyurethanes; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

An eye irritant; High-level exposure could cause CNS depression and kidney injury; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 1,2-Butanediol

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 90 deg C; [ICSC]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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