Hazardous material labeling
Synonym: 1-Butanol, Butylalkohol, Butan-1-ol
For chemical-technical applications.
n-Butanol, also called 1-Butanol or Butan-1-ol, is a so called Alkanol. n-Butanol is a colorless liquid with typical odor, which is usually classified as tart and wine-like or, as banana aroma. Unlike other solvents, it is freely miscible with the many products in this category. This also applies to water-n-butanol mixtures up to 20% by weight.
n-Butanol is usually used as a solvent in the production of varnishes and paints. In this process, it prevents uneven drying of paints, especially in humid environments. In addition, n-butanol is used as a base for the production of various ethers and esters, such as butyl acetate and glycol butyl ethers and esters, as well as phthalates and acrylates. These are also typically used as solvents or plasticizers. In addition, n-butanol serves as a solvent for dyes, as a textile auxiliary, and is often an additive for polishes and cleaning agents and also component in some fuels.
Wash hands and other exposed body parts with mild soap and water before eating, drinking or smoking and when leaving the workplace. Provide process area with good ventilation to prevent formation of vapors.
H226 - H302 - H315 - H318 - H335 - H336 - Flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation.Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness and dizziness.
P210 - Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. Do not smoke.
P261 - Avoid breathing mist, vapour, aerosol.P280 - Wear protective clothing, eye protection, face protection.
P303+P361+P353 - IF IN CONTACT WITH SKIN (or hair): Remove all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash skin with water .
P305+P351+P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove any contact lenses if possible. Continue to rinse.
P310 - Call doctor, POISON CENTER immediately.
In the 1960s, n-butanol was the main ingredient in a well-known dental preparation used to stop bleeding during tooth extractions. Due to the lack of scientific studies and some risk in treating patients holistically, the product was withdrawn from the market in Europe in the early 1980s. However, it is still available in the U.S. as Revici Injection and Revici-e .
Store only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Keep container closed when not in use. Avoid direct sunlight.