IUPAC Name: Butan-2-ylbenzene

Source: Used as a plasticizer, solvent for paint removal, and an intermediate in organic synthesis.

Summary: Sec-butylbenzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It has uses as a plasticizer and an intermediate in the synthesis of organic compounds. It also has a role as a solvent for paint removers. It exists as a colorless liquid at room temperature that is soluble in water up to 17.6 mg/L at 25 C and has a density of 0.8580 g/mL. A Koc value of 7200 indicates that sec-butylbenzene will be immobile within soil. Biodegradation and volatilization from soil and water are expected to be major methods of natural removal. Bioaccumulation in organisms is expected to be high.

GHS Hazard Statement: H226, H304, H315, H319, H411, GHS02, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09