It is used as a perfuming agent in cosmetics industry. 2-Ethyl-1-butanol is used for the synthesis of various pharmaceutical compounds, such as novel branched Alkyl carbamates, acting as anticonvulsant agent. It is also a solvent used for various organic synthesis, separation processes and ionic liquids, and solvent mixtures for pharmaceutical applications . It is also used to make penetrating oils, corrosion inhibitors, plasticizers, and perfumes; as cleaning agent for printed circuits; and to improve flow of paints and varnishes.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H302-H312
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280-P240-P241-P303+P361+P353-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.