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3068-88-0

Name BETA-BUTYROLACTONE
CAS 3068-88-0
EINECS(EC#) 253-093-7
Molecular Formula C4H6O2
MDL Number MFCD00005170
Molecular Weight 86.09
MOL File 3068-88-0.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance colourless liquid
Melting point  −43.5 °C(lit.)
Boiling point  71-73 °C29 mm Hg(lit.)
density  1.056 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
refractive index  n20/D 1.411(lit.)
Fp  140 °F
form  neat
Stability: Stable. Incompatible with strong bases, strong oxidizing agents. Flammable.
Water Solubility  132.7g/L(18 ºC)
CAS DataBase Reference 3068-88-0(CAS DataBase Reference)
IARC 2B (Vol. 11, Sup 7, 71) 1999
EPA Substance Registry System .beta.-Butyrolactone (3068-88-0)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xn
Risk Statements 
R36/38:Irritating to eyes and skin .
R40:Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
Safety Statements 
S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing .
RIDADR  UN 1993 3/PG 3
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  RQ8050000
HazardClass  3.2
PackingGroup  III
Safety Profile
Suspected carcinogen with experimental carcinogenic, neoplastigenic, and tumorigenic data. Mildly toxic by ingestion. A moderate skin irritant. Mutation data reported. When heated to

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