Agent Name

1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether

CAS Number

2425-79-8

Formula

C10-H18-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

(Tetramethylenebis(oxymethylene))dioxirane; 1,4-Bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)butane; 1,4-Bis(2,3-epoxypropyloxy)butane; 1,4-Bis(glycidyloxy)butane; 1,4-Bis(oxiranylmethyloxy)butane; 1,4-Butane diglycidyl ether; 1,4-Diglycidloxybutane; 1,4-Diglycidyloxybutane; 2,2'-(1,4-Butanediylbis(oxymethylene))bis(oxirane); Araldit DY 026; Butane, 1,4-bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)-; Butane-1:4-diol diglycidyl ether; Butanediol diglycidyl ether; CD 15006 A; ChS-RR2; Grilonit RV 1806; Oxirane, 2,2'-(1,4-butanediylbis(oxymethylene))bis-; TK 10352; Tetramethylene glycol diglycidyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycidyl Ethers

Description

Colorless to yellow liquid; [ICSC] Light yellow viscous liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as reactive diluent for epoxy resins (reduces viscosity) and as a flexibilizer for aromatic resins; [HSDB]

Comments

A respiratory tract irritant; A severe skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] See "GLYCDYL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 250 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 129 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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