n-Butyl alcohol

Normal butanol (also known as n-butanol) is a primary alcohol with a 4-carbon structure and the molecular formula of C4H10O. N-butanol is a colourless liquid of medium volatility and has a typical banana-like odour.  It only has limited miscibility in water, however is easily soluble in regular solvents such as ethers, glycols, alcohol and hydrocarbons.  N-butanol is very flammable, with a flashpoint of around 35° C. It occurs naturally as a minor product of the fermentation of sugars and other carbohydrates and is present in many foods and beverages.

Product information

Substance name: 1-butanol
EC no: 200-751-6
Cas No: 71-36-3
Reach registration No: 01-2119484630-38
Formula: C4H10O
Synonyms: (1-butyl alcohol / 1-hydroxy butane / alcohol C4 / butan-1-ol / butanol / Butanols / butyl alcohol / butyl hydroxide / butyric alcohol / butyric alcohol, n- / butyric alcohol, normal- / hemostyp / methyl ethyl carbinol / methylol propane / n-butan-1-ol / n-butyl alcohol / n-butyric alcohol / normal primary butyl alcohol / normal-butan-1-ol / normal-butanol / normal-butyl alcohol / normalbutyric alcohol / normal-propyl carbinol / n-prim butyl alcohol / n-propyl carbinol / primary-normalbutyl alcohol / prim-n-butyl alcohol / propyl carbinol / propyl methanol)

Hazardous information

UN Number: 1120
Un Proper Shipping name: Butanols
Class: 3
Packing group: III

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