N-butanol ( n-butyl alcohol; normal butanol)

Physical and chemical properties

Color and odor status: colorless and transparent liquid with an odor similar to fusel oil

Toxicity: Toxic

Flammability: flammable

Density: 0.810

Volatility: low

Boiling point: 117.7 ℃

Stability: stable

Melting point: -89.8 ℃

Auto-ignition point: 365℃

Flash point: 29℃


Solubility: slightly soluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents such as ethanol and ether


CAS: 71-36-3

HS: 29051300 EINECS: 200-751-6


Used in the production of butyl acetate, dibutyl phthalate and phosphoric acid plasticizers, used as a solvent for fats, waxes, resins, shellac varnishes, etc., and also used in the production of melamine resins, acrylic acid, epoxy varnishes, etc.

Hazard category

Class 3.3 high flash point liquid

Fire-fighting measures

Due to the high boiling point and low volatility, it is not dangerous except for high temperature use. Method: use foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide mist water, sand to extinguish the fire.

Emergency treatment

Skin contact: Take off contaminated clothing and rinse the skin thoroughly with soap and water.

Eye contact: Lift the eyelid and rinse with running water or saline. Seek medical attention.

Inhalation: quickly leave the scene to a place with fresh air. Keep the airway open. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If breathing stops, give artificial respiration immediately. Seek medical attention.

Ingestion: Drink enough warm water to induce vomiting. Gastric lavage. Seek medical attention.

Packaging, storage, transportation

Packed in galvanized iron drum, 160kg/drum. The packaging container should be strictly sealed. Should be stored in a dry, ventilated warehouse, the temperature does not exceed 35 ℃, and away from fire, combustibles, oxidants, acids. The product can be transported by car or train. According to the transportation regulations of dangerous goods.

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