Electropolishing of alloys using 2-butoxyethanol has shown that mixtures containing 50-95% acid at 20°C or 40-90% acid at 75°C are explosive
And started by spark. A spark can cause a mixture containing 40-50% acid to explode, but a 30% solution appears to be safe under static electricity
temperature and concentration conditions.
Avoid reaction with oxidizing agents.
For incompatible materials - see Section 7 - Handling and storage
Acute Toxicity: In an acute dermal toxicity study of 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol (MMB) at 2000 mg/kg bw, there were no deaths, clinical
Signs or abnormalities at necropsy of SD rats. The acute dermal LD50 is considered to be in excess of 2000 mg/kg bw. In acute oral toxicity
Study [OECD TG 401], Crj:CD SD rats (5 animals/sex/dose) were administered MMB by male gavage at 0, 2000, 3200, 4000 or 5000 mg/kg body weight
and women. At doses of 4000 mg/kg or higher, both men and women died. Body weight changes in rats were not recorded
died. The estimated LD50 values are 4500 and 4300 mg/kg bw in males and females, respectively. no information available
Regarding acute inhalation toxicity.
MMB (3-Methoxy-3-Methyl-1-Butanol) is a clear, colorless, water-miscible alcohol. It has excellent solubility parameters and low toxicity. MMB is ideal for formulating air fresheners, dry soaps, hand sanitizers, household cleaners and industrial cleaners. It is biodegradable and has a mild scent.
3-Methyl-1-butanol is used as an active ingredient and Kovac reagent in banana oil production. It is used as a defoamer. Used as an intermediate in the manufacture of corrosion inhibitors, buoyancy aids, fuel and lubricating oil additives, PVC stabilizers, medicines, cosmetics, plasticizers, rubber additives and paint solvents.
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