National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-78922

Testing Status of 2-Butanol - 78922

 

CASRN: 78-92-2

Formula: C4-H10-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Ethyl methyl carbinol
  • 2-Hydroxybutane
  • Methylethylcarbinol
  • 1-Methyl-1-propanol
  • 1-Methylpropyl alcohol
  • sec-Butyl alcohol

Known Uses

Synthesis of flavors, perfumes, dyestuffs, industrial cleaners. Solvent for resins. In hydraulic brake fluids. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A17644)  Completed 
    •  Negative 

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • 1 to 19 GD (sperm = 0 days) Conventional Teratology (Inhalation)  (T0028)  Completed 
    • Female Rats: Sprague Dawley
    • Dose: 3500, 5000, 7000 PPM.
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