Agent Name

Butyric anhydride

CAS Number

106-31-0

Formula

C8-H14-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Anhydrid kyseliny maselne [Czech]; Butanoic acid, anhydride; Butanoic anhydride; Butyranhydrid [Czech]; Butyric acid anhydride; Butyric anhydride N; Butyryl oxide; n-Butyric acid anhydride; n-Butyric anhydride; [ChemIDplus] UN2739

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Other

Description

Water-white liquid; [Hawley] Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [HSDB] Decomposes in water forming butyric acid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make drugs, tanning agents, and other organic chemicals; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can react with moisture in the respiratory tract to form butyric acid; Can cause permanent eye damage; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause pulmonary edema; [CHEMINFO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and respiratory tract; May cause chemical pneumonitis if inhaled; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.28 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 50 mg/m3

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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