Agent Name

2,3-Butanediol

Alternative Name

2,3-Butylene glycol

CAS Number

513-85-9

Formula

C4-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3-Butylene glycol; 2,3-Dihydroxybutane; Dimethylene glycol; Dimethylethylene glycol; Pseudobutylene glycol; sym-Dimethylethylene glycol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Nearly colorless solid or liquid; Hygroscopic; [HSDB] Semi-solid that melts to clear colorless liquid; mp = 25 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in resins, as a solvent for dyes, as a blending agent, and as a crosslinking agent for naphthalene-1,5-diisocyanate in the production of specific hard-rubber products; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Glycols"; [HSDB] Intraperitoneal dose of 3920 mg/kg was lowest dose to produce ataxia in rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.24 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 85 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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