Agent Name

Cyclobutane

CAS Number

287-23-0

Formula

C4-H8

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Tetramethylene; [ChemIDplus] UN2601

Category

Simple Asphyxiants

Description

Colorless gas; bp = 13 deg C; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate in organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

Fire hazard; [Hawley] In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; [HSDB] Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; May cause asphyxiation without warning; [CAMEO] May cause difficulty breathing and suffocation; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [MSDSonline] See "n-Butane."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1000 ppm

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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