Agent Name

1,4-Dihydroxy-2-butene

CAS Number

110-64-5

Formula

C4-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Penitricin C; 1,4-Butenediol; 2-Buten-1,4-diol; 2-Butene-1,4-diol; Agrisynth B2D; Butenediol; 2-Butene, 1,4-dihydroxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Nearly colorless, odorless liquid; [HSDB] Faintly yellow-green clear viscous liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for alkyd resins, plasticizers, nylon, pharmaceuticals, and endosulfan (an insecticide); Also used as a cross-linking agent for synthetic resins, in the manufacture of fungicides, as a comonomer for polyurethanes with toluene diisocyanates, and as a reducing agent in chrome tanning baths; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: irritants; [HSDB] Causes convulsions in lethal-dose studies of rats (intraperitoneal); [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 128 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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