Agent Name

Ethyl butanol

CAS Number

97-95-0

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Butanol, 2-ethyl-; 2-Ethyl-1-butanol; 2-Ethylbutanol; 2-Ethylbutanol-1; 2-Ethylbutyl alcohol; 3-Methylolpentane; 3-Pentylcarbinol; Ethylbutanol; Pseudohexyl alcohol; sec-Hexyl alcohol; sec-Pentylcarbinol; [ChemIDplus] 2-Ethylbutan-1-ol; [eChemPortal: ESIS] UN2275

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for oils, resins, waxes, dyes, lacquers, and printing inks; to make perfumes, drugs, surface active agents, lubricants, and flavors; [HSDB] Used to make penetrating oils, corrosion inhibitors, plasticizers, and perfumes; as cleaning agent for printed circuits; and to improve flow of paints and varnishes; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May burn eyes; A mild nose and throat irritant; [CAMEO] A nose and throat irritant; A severe eye irritant, based on animal studies; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.53 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.07 ppm

Odor Threshold High

0.77 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold low (perception) and high (recognition) from CHEMINFO;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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