Agent Name

Butyl vinyl ether

CAS Number

111-34-2

Formula

C6-H12-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Agrisynth BVE; BVE; Butane, 1-(ethenyloxy)-; Butil vinil eter [Spanish]; Butoxyethene; Butoxyethylene; Ethenyl n-butyl ether; Ether butylvinylique [French]; Ether, butyl vinyl; Vinyl butyl ether; Vinyl n-butyl ether; n-Butyl vinyl ether; [ChemIDplus] UN2352

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Liquid; Slightly soluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of copolymers and as an acrylic/vinyl acetate resin comonomer; [HSDB]

Comments

Flammable liquid; [Hawley] A skin and eye irritant; [Sax] Probably causes CNS depression; [HSDB] May cause skin burns; [CAMEO] An irritant; Chronic effects in high-dose animal studies include degenerative changes to brain; [MSDSonline] See "Vinyl methyl ether."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

49.1 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 16,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Butyl vinyl ether, stabilized."

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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