1,2,4-Butanetriol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

1,2,4-Butanetriol Properties


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1,2,4-Butanetriol is an alcohol with three hydrophilic alcoholic hydroxyl groups. It is similar to glycerol and erythritol. It is chiral, with two possible enantiomers. It is used in the manufacture of butanetriol trinitrate, an important military propellant. It is also used as a precursor for two cholesterol-lowering drugs, Crestor and Zetia. It is as one of the monomers for manufacture of some polyesters and as a solvent.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear yellow to slightly brownish liquid
Boiling Point 190-191 °C
CAS Number 3068-00-6
Density 1.19 g/ml
EINECS Number 221-323-5
IUPAC Name Butane-1,2,4-triol
InChI 1S/C4H10O3/c5-2-1-4(7)3-6/h4-7H,1-3H2
Melting Point -20°C
Molar Mass 106.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H10O3
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number EK7176000
Refractive n20/D 1.473
Synonyms 1,2,4-Butanetriol;1,2,4-Trihydroxybutane;2-Deoxyerthritol
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