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Butan-2-ol

EC / List no.: 201-158-5

CAS no.: 78-92-2

Mol. formula: C4H10O

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GHS02: Flammable GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP01) approved by the European Union, this substance is a flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye irritation, may cause respiratory irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: anti-freeze products, coating products, lubricants and greases, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), fuels, adhesives and sealants, non-metal-surface treatment products and washing & cleaning products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, formulation of mixtures, manufacturing of the substance 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, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in the production of articles and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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