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3-Methyl-2-butanol has been used as a reference for microbially produced, volatile organic compounds (MVOC) in GC-MS analyses. It acts as a plant metabolite and polar solvent.
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Wen-Lu Weng; Liang-Tau Chang and I-Min Shiah. Viscosities and Densities for Binary Mixtures of Benzylamine with 1-Pentanol, 2-Pentanol, 2-Methyl-1-butanol, 2-Methyl-2-butanol, 3-Methyl-1-butanol, and 3-Methyl-2-butanol.J. Chem. Eng. Data.1999,44 (5), 994-997.
Hazard Statements: H226-H332
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if inhaled.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-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. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. 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