Butadiene diepoxide is used as a research chemical, as a chemical intermediate, as a curing agent for polymers, as a cross-linking agent for textile fabrics, and to prevent microbial spoilage. It is also been used to synthesize erythritol and pharmaceuticals.
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Dichiarazioni di rischio (UE): H226-H301-H311-H330-H314-H340-H350
Flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer.
Dichiarazioni precauzionali: P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: 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. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.