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2-methylpropan-1-ol

EC / List no.: 201-148-0

CAS no.: 78-83-1

Mol. formula: C4H10O

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GHS02: Flammable GHS05: Corrosive GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is a flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye damage, causes skin irritation, may cause respiratory irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 10 000 to < 100 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, coating products, adhesives and sealants, washing & cleaning products, finger paints, polishes and waxes, anti-freeze products, inks and toners, cosmetics and personal care products and perfumes and fragrances.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids) and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, inks and toners, adhesives and sealants and plant protection products.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work, health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and furniture.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids) and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, lubricants and greases and perfumes and fragrances.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and manufacturing of the substance.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals, adhesives and sealants and inks and toners.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

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