1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether

  • 1,4-bis(2,3-Epoxypropoxy) butane
  • 1,4-Butane diglycidyl ether
Formula
C10H18O4
Structure
Description
Clear pale yellow liquid.
Uses
Reactive diluent for epoxy resins (reduces viscosity).

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2425-79-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
219-371-7
EC Index Number
603-072-00-7
EC Class
Harmful; Irritant; Sensitising
R 20/21 36/38 43
S 26 28 37/39
RTECS
EJ5100000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
3334
Beilstein/Gmelin
115238
Beilstein Reference
5-17-03-00023
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-87659
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H18O4
Formula mass
202.28
Boiling point, °C
266
Vapor pressure, mmHg
10 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
6.97
Density
1.100 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Viscosity
<15 mPa 25.00 C
Refractive index
1.464 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Moisture, acids, bases, oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>112
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Laboratory experiments have resulted in mutagenic effects. Animal studies have reported the development of tumors.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause systemic toxicity with acidosis. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause respiratory sensitization.
   Skin
Causes moderate skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes moderate eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
3334
Response guide