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(^+)-4-Methyl-2-pentanol is employed as a solvent in organic synthesis, dyes and stains, natural resins and waxes. It is an additive to surface coatings. It finds applications in the manufacture of lube oil additives, zinc dialkyldithiophosphate, brake fluids. It is the precursor to some plasticizers and frother in mineral flotation. It acts as a corrosion inhibitor and also utilized in the characterization of volatile fraction of mono varietal wines and tar sand mining processes.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P312-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant