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1,4-BUTANEDIOLICSC: 1104
March 1999
CAS #: 110-63-41,4-Butylene glycol
1,4-Dihydroxybutane
1,4-Tetramethylene glycol
Tetramethylene 1,4-diol
EINECS #: 203-786-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Drowsiness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
1,4-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1104
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VISCOUS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C4H10O2 / HO(CH2)4OH
Molecular mass: 90.1
Boiling point: 228°C
Melting point: 20°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.02
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 38°C: <133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
Flash point: 121°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 350°C  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in narcosis. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       1,4-Butanediol  (SIDS)