- 4-Hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acid lactone
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.39 (25 C)
1.05 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4311 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat and open flame. Store in a cool dry place.
Rubber gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Government approved respirator.
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Strong oxidizing agents, Strong acids, Strong bases, Strong reducing agents.
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.