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Material Safety Data Sheet



Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: 1,3-Butanediol

Catalog Numbers: SC-79119


Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients 

CAS# 107-88-0

Chemical Name: 1,3-Butanediol

Percent  99%

EINECS/ELINCS: 203-529-7.


Section 3 - Hazards Identification 

3.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.  

3.2 Label elements

Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.

3.3 Other hazards

This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.


Section 4 - First Aid Measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.  

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.  

In case of eye contact

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

no data available

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures 

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.  

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Carbon oxides

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

5.4 Further information

no data available


Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures 

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Do not let product enter drains.  

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.  

6.4 Reference to other sections

For disposal see section 13.


Section 7 - Handling and Storage 

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.

For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place


Storage class (TRGS 510): Combustible liquids  

7.3 Specific end uses

Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

8.1 Control parameters

Components with workplace control parameters

8.2 Exposure controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

General industrial hygiene practice.

Personal Protective Equipment

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.

Wash and dry hands.

The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Body Protection

Impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Respiratory protection

Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Control of environmental exposure

Do not let product enter drains.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties 

Physical State:Liquid.
Color: Colorless.
Odor: Not available.

pH: Not available.

Vapor Pressure: Not available

Viscosity: Not available.

Boiling Point: Not available.
Melting point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available

Flash Point: Not available.

Explosion Limits: Not available.

Explosion Limits: Not available.

Decomposition Temperature: Not available.

Specific Gravity/Density: Not available.

Molecular Formula: C4H10O2

Molecular Weight: 90.12.


Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity 

10.1 Reactivity

no data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.  

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

no data available

10.4 Conditions to avoid

Avoid moisture.

10.5 Incompatible materials

Strong oxidizing agents, Acid chlorides, Acid anhydrides, Chloroformates, Reducing agents

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

Other decomposition products - No data available

In the event of fire: see section 5  

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute toxicity

LD50 Oral - Rat - male - 22.800 mg/kg

Skin corrosion/irritation

Skin - Rabbit

Result: No skin irritation - 24 h

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

Eyes - Rabbit

Result: Mild eye irritation - 18 h

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

Rat - male and female

Result: negative



Carcinogenicity - Rat - male and female - Oral

No significant adverse effects were reported

IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.

Reproductive toxicity

Reproductive toxicity - Rat - Oral

Effects on Newborn: Growth statistics (e.g., reduced weight gain).

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure

No data available  

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

Additional Information

Repeated dose toxicity    Rat - male and female - Oral - NOAEL : 5.000 mg/kg

RTECS: EK0440000

Section 12 - Ecological Information 

12.1 Toxicity

Toxicity to algae static test EC50 - Desmodesmus subspicatus (Scenedesmus subspicatus) - > 1.070 mg/l - 72 h

Toxicity to bacteria

12.2 Persistence and degradability

Biodegradability    aerobic - Exposure time 29 d Result: 81 % - Readily biodegradable  (OECD Test Guideline 301B)

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

no data available

12.4 Mobility in soil

no data available

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.

12.6 Other adverse effects

no data available


Section 13 - Disposal Considerations 

13.1 Waste treatment methods

Product : Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.   

Contaminated packaging: Dispose of as unused product.


Section 14 - Transport Information 

14.1 UN number

ADR/RID: -                       IMDG: -                                              IATA: -

14.2 UN proper shipping name

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods

IMDG: Not dangerous goods

IATA: Not dangerous goods

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: -                       IMDG: -                                             IATA: -

14.4 Packaging group

ADR/RID: -                       IMDG: -                                              IATA: -

14.5 Environmental hazards

ADR/RID: no                    IMDG Marine pollutant: no                 IATA: no

14.6 Special precautions for user

no data available


Section 15 - Regulatory Information 

This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

no data available

15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment

For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out


Section 16 - Additional Information

While the information herein is believed to be reliable, it is furnished without warranty of any kind. It shall be used only as a guide. We assume no liabilities from the use of this product or information contained herein.