International Chemical Safety Cards

1,3-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1182
1,3-BUTANEDIOL
1,3-Butylene glycol
1,3-Dihydroxybutane
Methyltrimethylene glycol
C4H10O2/CH3CHOHCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 90.1
CAS # 107-88-0
RTECS # EK0440000
ICSC # 1182
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.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Stinging sensation. Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.


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    ICSC: 1182 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

    1,3-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1182

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS, VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    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 in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 207.5C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.00
    Solubility in water: good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 8
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.2
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: 121C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 394C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    Melting point unknown in literature.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1182 1,3-BUTANEDIOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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