International Chemical Safety Cards

1,4-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1104
1,4-BUTANEDIOL
1,4-Butylene glycol
1,4-Dihydroxybutane
Tetramethylene glycol
C4H10O2/HOCH2(CH2)2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 90.1
CAS # 110-63-4
RTECS # EK0525000
ICSC # 1104
UN # 2810
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Unconsciousness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
    Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Dry.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1104 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    1,4-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1104

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS, VISCOUS, HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The aerosol irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and kidney , resulting in narcosis and renal failure.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 228C
    Melting point: 20C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.02
    Solubility in water: Very good
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 37.7C: 0.13
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 121C (o.c.)C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 350C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Other melting points: 16C.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G06c
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1104 1,4-BUTANEDIOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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