IUPAC Name: Butan-1-ol

Source: Used as a solvent and additive in food and gasoline. Also used in detergents and plasticizers, and is important in organic synthesis.

Summary: 1-Butanol is a primary alcohol used in detergents, plasticizers and is important in chemical synthesis. It is used as a solvent and as an additive in foods and in gasoline. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature and has a density of 0.8098 g/mL at 20 C. It is soluble in water up to 63,200 mg/L at 25 C. It has an acid dissociation constant of pKa = 16.10. A Koc value of 3.2 predicts very high mobility within soil. Biodegradation and volatilization are expected to be major fate processes in soil and water.

GHS Hazard Statement: H225, H226, H227, H302, H305, H313, H318, H319, H335, H336, H372, GHS)2, GHS05, GHS07, GHS08