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1,2,4-Butanetriol is a clear or slightly yellow, odorless, hydroscopic, flammable, viscous, liquid. It is an alcohol with three hydrophilic alcoholic hydroxyl groups. It is similar to glycerol and erythritol. It is chiral, with two possible enantiomers.

1,2,4-Butanetriol is used in the manufacture of butanetriol trinitrate (BTTN), an important military propellant.

1,2,4-Butanetriol is also used as a precursor for two cholesterol-lowering drugs, Crestor and Zetia, which are derived from D-3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid, by using 3-hydroxy-gamma-butyrolactone as a chiral synthon Niu, W (2003). "Microbial synthesis of the energetic material precursor 1,2,4-butanetriol". Am. Chem. Soc. 125 (43): 12998–12999. doi:10.1021/ja036391+.  "Biosynthetic Pathways". Retrieved 24 November 2010. 

It is as one of the monomers for manufacture of some polyesters and as a solvent.


Typical Properties:


                         Formula                       C4H10O3

                         CAS#                           3068-00-6

                         Assay                           96 – 97%

                         Color/Form                  Clear yellow to slightly brown liquid

                         Odor                            Odorless

                         Specific Gravity           1.190 – 1.193

                         Formula Weight          106.12

                         Melting Point               -20oC

                         Boiling Point                190 – 191oC (at 18 torr)

                         Flash Point                  188oC

                         Refractive Index          1.471 – 1.476 n20/D

                         Hydroscopic                 Yes


This item is export controlled in larger quantities and may require an “end-use statement”.  

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