CompoundsOrganic Compounds1,4-Butanediol CAS 110-63-4

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1,4-butanodiol

CAS: 110-63-4

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Description

1,4-Butanediol CAS 110-63-4 Product Information

Product Name: 1,4-Butanediol
Synonyms: Dabco BDO;diol14b;Sucol B;1,4-Tetramethylene;1,4-Tetramethylene glycol;1,4-tetramethyleneglycol;1,4-Butanediol,1,4-Butylene glycol, Tetramethylene glycol;1,4-Butanediol, 99+% 1LT
CAS NO: 110-63-4
Molecular Weight: 90.12
Molecular Formula: C4H10O2
Boiling Point: 228.0±0.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Melting point: 20 °C
Density: 1.0±0.1 g/cm3
Appearance: Clear colorless Liquid
Applications: butylene glycol is a solvent with good antimicrobial action. It enhances the preservative activity of parabens. Butylene glycol also serves as a humectant and viscosity controller, and to mask odor.
Solubility: Completely miscible with water, soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in ether
Storage: Store below +30°C

difference between 1,4-butanediol and gbl

1,4-Butanediol (BDO) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) are organic compounds with similar chemical structures and properties. However, there are important differences between the two:

Chemical Structure: 1,4-Butanediol is a diol, meaning it has two hydroxyl groups (-OH) attached to a four-carbon chain. In contrast, gamma-butyrolactone is a cyclic ester, consisting of a five-membered ring with an oxygen atom and a carbonyl group.

Physical State: 1,4-Butanediol is typically a clear, colorless liquid at room temperature, while GBL is a clear, colorless liquid that can sometimes have a slightly yellowish tint.

Metabolism: 1,4-Butanediol is a precursor to GBL. When ingested, 1,4-butanediol is converted by the body’s enzymes into GBL, which then undergoes further metabolism to form gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), a central nervous system depressant.

Usage and Applications: 1,4-Butanediol is primarily used as a solvent in various industrial processes, as a chemical intermediate in the production of polymers, and as a raw material in the manufacturing of other chemicals. GBL, on the other hand, is commonly used as a solvent in industrial applications, as a cleaning agent, and as a precursor to GHB, which has been used illicitly as a recreational drug.

Regulation and Legality: The legal status of 1,4-butanediol and GBL varies between jurisdictions. While 1,4-butanediol is generally not regulated as a controlled substance, GBL is often regulated due to its potential for misuse and conversion into GHB.

To summarize, 1,4-butanediol and GBL have different chemical structures, physical states, and applications. While 1,4-butanediol is primarily used in industrial processes, GBL is used as a solvent and can be converted into GHB, which has psychoactive properties. It’s important to note that the use and misuse of GBL and GHB can have serious health risks, and their sale and possession may be subject to legal restrictions in many countries.

how to make 1 4-butanediol

Hydrogenation of succinic acid to 1,4-butanediol occurs via a two-step process: (i) succinic acid is first transformed into gamma-butyrolactone by hydrogenation and then (ii) 1,4-butanediol or tetrahydrofuran is formed through successive hydrogenation of gamma-butyrolactone with selective metal catalysts.

what is 1 4-butanediol used for?

1,4-Butanediol’s largest use is within tetrahydrofuran (THF) production, used to make polytetramethylene ether glycol, which goes mainly into spandex fibres, urethane elastomers, and copolyester ethers.

Additional information

Melting Point

16 °C (lit.)

Boiling point 

230 °C (lit.)

Density

1.017 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Color

Colorless

Form

Liquid

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