Substance Information

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide

EC / List no.: 218-147-6

CAS no.: 2052-49-5

Mol. formula: C16H37NO

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Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is a flammable liquid and vapour, is harmful if swallowed, causes serious eye damage and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

  • Ss

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 - 100 tonnes per year.

This substance is used in articles, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used in articles, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and outdoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, brake pads in trucks or cars, sanding of buildings (bridges, facades) or vehicles (ships)).
ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Formulation or re-packing

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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