International Chemical Safety Cards

1,4-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1104
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,4-Butylene glycol
1,4-Dihydroxybutane
1,4-Tetramethylene glycol
Tetramethylene 1,4-diol
C4H10O2 / HO(CH2)4OH
Molecular mass: 90.1
ICSC #    1104
CAS #     110-63-4
RTECS # EK0525000
March 23, 1999 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


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Drowsiness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
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.
Rinse mouth. 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. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
Separated from strong oxidants.

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 (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

1,4-BUTANEDIOL ICSC: 1104
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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 of its vapour 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 substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in narcosis.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 228C
Melting point: 20C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.02
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 38C: <133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
Flash point: 121C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 350C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Dabco DBO, Diol 14B, Polycure D, Sucol B, Agrisynth B1D are trade names.
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1104 1,4-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.