International Chemical Safety Cards

1,2-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 0395
1,2-BUTANEDIOL
1,2-Butylene glycol
1,2-Dihydroxybutane
C4H10O2/CH3CH2CH(OH)CH2OH
Molecular mass: 90.1
CAS # 584-03-2
RTECS # EK0380000
ICSC # 0395

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 Above 90C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 90C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
    Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0395 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1995

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    1,2-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 0395

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS VISCOUS 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 and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes. Exposure at high level could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys, if ingested , resulting in tissue lesions and kidney impairment.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 194C
    Melting point: -114C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.01
    Solubility in water: very good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 10
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 90C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated.
    NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0395 1,2-BUTANEDIOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1995
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