1,4-Butanediol

A butanediol that is butane in which one hydrogen of each of the methyl groups is substituted by a hydroxy group. A colourless, water-miscible, viscous liquid at room temperature (m.p. 16°C) with a high boiling point (230°C), it is mainly used for the production of other organic chemicals, particularly the solvent oxolane (also known as tetrahydrofuran or THF).

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    Synonyms:

    1,4-butylene glycol I 1,4-dihydroxybutane I 1,4-tetramethylene glycol

    Chemical Formula:

    C4H10O2

    CAS Number:

    110-63-4

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