Agent Name

Sodium n-butylate

CAS Number

2372-45-4

Formula

C4-H10-O.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

1-Butanol, sodium salt; Butanol, sodium salt; Butyl alcohol, sodium salt; Sodium 1-butoxide; Sodium butoxide; Sodium butylate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metal Alkoxides

Description

Available in n-butanol solution (About 20% sodium n-butoxide and 80% n-butanol): Colorless to slightly yellow liquid; Turns yellow on exposure to air; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Reacts violently with water producing flammable alcohol vapors that may explosively ignite; An irritant; May cause CNS depression and effects on liver and kidneys; [MSDSonline] See "n-Butyl alcohol."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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