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3-Methyl-1-butanol is used as an active ingredient in banana oil production and Kovac's reagent. It acts as an antifoaming agent. It serves as an intermediate for the manufacture of corrosion inhibitors, flotation aids, fuel and lubricating oil additives, polyvinyl chloride stabilizers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plasticizers, rubber auxiliaries and paint solvents.
Pavez, C.; Steinhaus, M.; Casaubon, G.; Schieberle, P.; Agosin, E. Identification, quantitation and sensory evaluation of methyl 2-and methyl 3-methylbutanoate in varietal red wines. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 2015, 21 (2), 189-193.
Goulet, C.; Kamiyoshihara, Y.; Lam, N. B.; Richard, T.; Taylor, M. G.; Tieman, D. M.; Klee, H. J. Divergence in the Enzymatic Activities of a Tomato and Solanum pennellii Alcohol Acyltransferase Impacts Fruit Volatile Ester Composition. Mol. Plant 2015, 8 (1), 153-162.
Hazard Statements: H226-H315-H319-H332-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P314-P332+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. 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. 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. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. 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