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(^+)-2-Butanol is widely used as a solvent for domestic cleaning agents and paint removers. It is also utilized in perfumes and artificial flavors. It plays an important role in the extraction of fish meal to produce fish protein concentrate. It is involved in the production of fruit essences. It plays an essential role in the esterification of acetic acid. It is useful for the derivatization of chlorinated hydroxyfuranones. It is also used as a precursor for methyl ethyl ketone.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H319-H335-H336
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.