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1,2-Epoxybutane is an organic compound with the formula CH2(O)CHCH2CH3. It is a chiral epoxide prepared by oxidation of 1-butene.[1]

1,2-Epoxybutane
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Names
Other names
1,2-Butyleneoxide; 1,2-Buteneoxide; ethyloxyrane
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.127
EC Number 203-438-2
RTECS number EK3675000
UN number 3022
Properties
C4H8O
Molar mass 72.107 g·mol−1
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 0.83 g·cm−3
Melting point −150 °C (−238 °F; 123 K)
Boiling point 65 °C (149 °F; 338 K)
Viscosity 0.40 mPa.s
Hazards
GHS pictograms GHS02: FlammableGHS07: HarmfulGHS08: Health hazard
GHS signal word Danger
H225, H302, H312, H315, H319, H332, H335, H351, H402, H412
P201, P202, P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P261, P264, P270, P271, P273, P280, P281, P301+312, P302+352, P303+361+353, P304+312, P304+340, P305+351+338, P308+313, P312, P321, P322
Flash point −22 °C (−8 °F; 251 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kamata, Keigo; Yonehara, Koji; Sumida, Yasutaka; Yamaguchi, Kazuya; Hikichi, Shiro; Mizuno, Noritaka (2003). "Efficient Epoxidation of Olefins with ≥99% Selectivity and Use of Hydrogen Peroxide". Science. 300: 964–966. doi:10.1126/science.1083176.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)