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1,3-BUTANEDIOL
ICSC: 1182
Peer-Review Status: 10.10.1997 Validated
1,3-Butylene glycol
1,3-Dihydroxybutane
Methyltrimethylene glycol 
CAS #: 107-88-0 RTECS #: EK0440000
EINECS #: 203-529-7
    Formula: C4H10O2 / CH3CHOHCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 90.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Stinging sensation. Redness.  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. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Rest. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0.   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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 short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 207.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.00
Solubility in water: good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 8
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.2
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 121°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 394°C  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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