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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Dichiarazioni di rischio (UE): H226-H302-H312
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin.
Dichiarazioni precauzionali: P260-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.