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3-Hydroxy-2-butanone is a chemical used in food flavoring and fragrances. It acts as an intermediate of butanediol cycle in microorganisms. It is used as an aroma carrier in the preparation of flavors and essences.
Solid dimer is converted to liquid monomer on melting, dissolution or distillation. Gradually reverts to dimer on standing.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H315-H319
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P264b-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling 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 IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant