1,3-Butanediol

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1,3-Butanediol[1]
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IUPAC name 1,3-butanediol
Other names β-Butylene glycol
Identifiers
CAS number 107-88-0
SMILES C(OH)CC(OH)C
Properties
Molecular formula C4H10O2
Molar mass 90.122 g/mol
Density 1.0053 g/mL
Melting point

<−50 °C

Boiling point

207.5 °C, 481 K, 406 °F

Hazards
EU classification Flammable (F)
NFPA 704

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R-phrases R11
S-phrases (S2) S7 S16
Flash point 121 °C
Related Compounds
Related butanediols 1,4-Butanediol
2,3-Butanediol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

1,3-Butanediol is an organic chemical. It is commonly used as a solvent for food flavouring agents and is a co-monomer used in certain polyurethane and polyester resins. In biology, 1,3-butanediol is used as a hypoglycaemic agent.

References

  1. "1,3-Butanediol", Properties of Organic Compounds, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 1982–2005 

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