Agent Name

1-Butyne

Alternative Name

Ethylacetylene

CAS Number

107-00-6

Formula

C4-H6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethylacetylene; Ethyl acetylene; Ethylacetylene, inhibited; [ChemIDplus] Ethylethyne; Etilacetileno, inhibido (Spanish DOT); Ethylacyle, stabilis(French DOT); [CAMEO] UN2452

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless gas; [CAMEO] Odor of garlic; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and special fuel; [Hawley]

Comments

Highly flammable and forms explosive mixtures with air; Heat may cause explosive polymerization; [CAMEO] Extremely flammable and forms explosive mixtures with air; May polymerize; Inhalation may cause difficulty breathing, suffocation, convulsions, and coma; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS] Rapidly expanding gases can cause frostbite; A simple asphyxiant; [Airgas MSDS] Ethylacetylene, stabilized (UN2452) has warning of explosive polymerization; [ERG 2016] See "Acetylene."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethylacetylene, stabilized."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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