Agent Name

Acetaldol

Alternative Name

Aldol

CAS Number

107-89-1

Formula

C4-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Butanolal; 3-Hydroxybutanal; 3-Hydroxybutyraldehyde; Butanal, 3-hydroxy-; Butyraldehyde, 3-hydroxy-; Oxybutanal; Oxybutyric aldehyde; beta-Hydroxybutyraldehyde; [ChemIDplus] UN2839

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless to yellow liquid; [HSDB] Clear viscous liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the manufacture of rubber vulcanizers, accelerators, and age resisters; in perfumes; in ore flotation; in engraving; as a solvent; in solvent mixture for cellulose acetate; in fungicides; for organic synthesis; in cadmium plating; in dyes and drugs; as a dyeing assistant; in synthetic polymers and printer's rollers; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin and eye irritation; Toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact; [CAMEO] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

21 mm Hg

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