Product details

Used is Iso-Butanol in derivatives as a solvent, mainly in the coatings industry because it optimizes the properties of the coatings. Isobutyl alcohol is an alkanol, so an alcohol.

CAS-No. 78-83-1
EINECS-No. 201-148-0
Chemical formula: C4H10O

Trade name: Iso-butanol, isobutanol

Synonyms: Isobutyl alcohol | IBA | 2-methyl-1-propanol | 2-methylpropyl alcohol | Isopropylcarbinol
Application of the substance / the preparation:


arrow Specifications GENERAL

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)


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Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
R 10 Flammable.
R 37/38 Irritating to respiratory system and skin.
R 41 Risk of serious damage to eyes.
R 67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Classification system for Iso-Butanol:

The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.
Chemical characterization for Iso-Butanol:
CAS No. Description:
78-83-1 2-methylpropan-1-ol

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 2011480
EU Number: 603-004-00-6
General Information
for Iso-Butanol:
Form: Fluid
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Alcohol-like

Change in condition:
Melting point/Melting range: -108°C
Boiling point/Boiling range: 108°C
Flash point: 24°C
Ignition temperature: 390°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of explosive air/vapour mixtures are

Explosion limits:
Lower: 1.7 Vol %
Upper: 12 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 12 hPa
Density at 20°C: 0.8016 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water at 20°C:
100 g/l
pH-value (80 g/l) at 20°C: 7
Segregation coefficient (n-octanol/water): 0.79 log POW
dynamic at 20°C:
3.95 mPas
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border) for Iso-Butanol:
ADR/RID class: 3 (F1) Flammable liquids.
Danger code (Kemler): 30
UN-Number: 1212
Packaging group: III
Label: 3
Description of goods: Isobutanol (Isobutyl alcohol)
Remarks: Limited quantity: 5l per inner packaging, 30 kg gross per packaging unit

Maritime transport IMDG:

IMDG Class: 3
UN Number: 1212
Label: 3
Packaging group: III
EMS Number: F-E,S-D
Marine pollutant: No

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

ICAO/IATA Class: 3
UN/ID Number: 1212
Label: 3
Packaging group: III

Remarks: Packing Instructions:

For Limited Quantities: Y309 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 10 l)
Passenger and Cargo Aircraft: 309 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 60 l)
Cargo Aircraft only: 310(Max Net Qty/Pkg: 220 l)
Markings according to EC guidelines for Iso-Butanol:
The product has been classified and marked in accordance
with EU Directives / Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Risk phrases:

10 Flammable
37/38 Irritating to respiratory system and skin.
41 Risk of serious damage to eyes.
67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Safety phrases:

7/9 Keep container tightly closed and in a well-ventilated place.
13 Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
37/39 Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
46 If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.

National regulations

Information about limitation of use: Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.

Technical guidance (air):

Class        Share in %
  III            100.0

Water hazard class
: Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS-hazard labels

Hazardous material sign

Xi Irritant