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Chemical Abstract Number (CAS #) 1464535
CASRN 1464-53-5
SynonymsErythritol anhydride
1,2:3,4-Diepoxybutane
2,2'-Bioxirane
Analytical Methods EPA Method 8260
Molecular FormulaC4H6O2

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Use RESEARCH CHEMICAL Curing polymers; crosslinking textile fibers
Boiling Point 138 deg C
Melting Point -19 deg C
Molecular Weight 86.09
Environmental Impact Diepoxybutane is not produced commercially in the USA and its major use is as a research chemical. If released to soil, diepoxybutane is predicted to be very mobile in wet soils and should hydrolyze to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxybutane. If released to water, diepoxybutane is expected to undergo hydrolysis to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxybutane. Diepoxybutane is not expected to react with alkyl peroxy radical in water, volatilize from water, bioconcentrate in aquatic organisms or adsorb to sediments. If released to the atmosphere, vapor phase diepoxybutane is predicted to be removed primarily by reaction with photochemically generated hydroxyl radicals (half-life 2.4 hours). In addition, removal via wet deposition may also be possible.
Environmental Fate TERRESTRIAL FATE: If released to soil, diepoxybutane is predicted to be very mobile in wet soils and should hydrolyze to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxybutane. Diepoxybutane is expected to volatilize from dry soil surfaces. AQUATIC FATE: If released to water, diepoxybutane should hydrolyze to form 1,2,3,4-tetrhydroxybutane. Diepoxybutane is not expected to react with alkyl peroxy radical, volatilize from water surfaces, bioconcenatrate in aquatic organisms or adsorb to sediments. ATMOSPHERIC FATE: If released to the atmosphere, vapor phase diepoxybutane is predicted to be removed primarily by reaction with photochemically generated hydroxyl radicals. Removal via wet deposition may also be possible considering the solubility of diepoxybutane in water. Diepoxybutane is not expected to react with ozone or adsorb onto airborne particulate matter.

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