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(^+)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol is used to control the flow properties of industrial products such as paints, coatings, cleansers, solvents, and hydraulic fluids. It acts as a thickening agent in cosmetic products. It serves as a coupling agent and an additive to hydraulic fluids, inks and cement. It is also employed as a blood volume expander. Further, it is used as a solvent for cleaning and colorant products. In addition to this, it is used in laboratory studies as a precipitant and cryoprotectant in protein crystallography.
Reagent for crystallization of proteins.
Grineva, O. V.; Usacheva, T. M.; Zhuravlev, V. I. Crystal conformations of 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol: Dipole moment calculations and molecular structure optimizations. J. Struct. Chem. 2014, 55 (1), 161-168.
Roussel, G.; Rouse, S. L.; Sansom, M. S. P.; Michaux, C.; Perpète, E. A. The role of 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol in sodium dodecyl sulfate micelle dissociation unveiled by dynamic light scattering and molecular dynamics simulations. Colloids Surf., B 2014, 114, 357-362.
Hazard Statements: H227-H315-H319-X
Combustible liquid. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P285-P301+P310-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P374-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. 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: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant