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Trade name: n-butyraldehyde
Chemical name: Butanal, n-butyraldehyde
PKWiU classification:
CN code: 2912 19 00

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Colourless, transparent liquid with specific, pungent, irritating, sharp odour.

butyraldehyde >99.5 [%]

Isobutyl aldehyde <0.1 [%]

Water <0.2 [%]

Colour <15 [Pt-Co]

Acid value <1 [mg KOH/g]

Application and useSee more
N-butyraldehyde is used as a raw material in production of alcohols (mono- and multi-hydroxide), acids, amines and esters. It is used in the production processes of plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, plant protection products, synthetic resins, odorising agents, solvents and various types of additives used in many industries (fillers, wetting agents, defoaming agents, improvers).
The substance has been registered as an intermediate product requiring isolated transportation, and, according to the REACH ordinance, may be used as a substance which is used up or applied solely for chemical processing in order to be converted into another substance.
Identified uses (REACH): 
Production of mass industrial chemicals (including petroleum products).
Production of high-value chemicals.
Packing and transportSee more
Requirements for storage structures:
Meeting the Directive 94/9/EC as regards protection equipment and systems for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere.
Meeting Directive 1999/92/EC as regards minimum requirements to ensure safety and health of employees in zones with potential explosion hazard.
Local exhaust ventilation to extract vapours from the places of their emission, and general room ventilation.
Impermeable floor to allow the collection of spills and prevent penetration into the sewerage system.
StorageSee more
Store in leak-tight tanks in a neutral atmosphere, e.g. under a nitrogen blanket.
Use only tools made to non-sparking standards and equipment made to EX standards.
Do not smoke and do not use open fire.
Eliminate all sources of ignition.
Fire extinguishers should be easily accessible in the storage area.
Use only under conditions closely controlled according to the ordinance (EC) No. 1907/2006, Article 18 (4).


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