Refractive Index：n20/D 1.475(lit.)
Vapor Pressure：0.492mmHg at 25°C
Butan-1-ol, also known as n-Butanol or 1-Butanol, is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H10O. It is a colorless liquid with a distinctive alcohol-like odor. It is used as a solvent in many industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. CAS No. 2504-64-5 is the UN number assigned to Butan-1-ol.
Butan-1-ol is a highly flammable, volatile liquid that is slightly soluble in water and miscible in all proportions with most organic solvents. It has a boiling point of 117.7˚C and a melting point of -90.8˚C. It is a non-corrosive and non-toxic substance, although it can cause irritation to the skin and eyes, and inhalation of its vapors can cause irritation to the respiratory tract.
Butan-1-ol is used in various industrial processes, such as in the manufacture of plastics and adhesives, as a solvent for resins, cellulose, and oils, and in the production of lacquers and varnishes. It is also used as a fuel in some engines, as a denaturant for ethanol, and as a chemical intermediate for the production of other chemicals.
Butan-1-ol is a hazardous substance, and care should be taken when handling it. It should only be used in well-ventilated areas and protective equipment should be worn when handling it. It should also be stored in tightly closed containers, away from heat and ignition sources.