International Chemical Safety Cards

1,2-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 0395
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,2-Butylene glycol
1,2-Dihydroxybutane
C4H10O2 / CH3CH2CH(OH)CH2OH
Molecular mass: 90.1
ICSC #    0395
CAS #     584-03-2
RTECS # EK0380000
March 26, 1996 Validated
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 (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS VISCOUS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
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 andkidney 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
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.