Agent Name
CAS Number
Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
Polybutene formula graphical representation
15H; 2000H; 300H; Amoco 15H; Amoco H 300; Butene polymer; Butene, homopolymer; Butene, polymers; Chevron 12; Chevron 16; Chevron 18; Chevron 6; H 100; H 1500; H 1900; H 300; HE 1975; HE 375; HV-1900; Hyvis 10; Hyvis 7000/45; Indopol; Indopol H 100; Indopol H 300; Indopol H 50; Indopol L 10; Indopol L 100; Indopol L 14; L 14; L 14 (polymer); LV 50; Oktol 600; Oronite 6; PB 2110; Petrofin 100; Polybuden 300H; Polybutene SH 015; Polybutenes; Polybutylene; Polyvis 015SH; Polyvis 2000CH; Polyvis OO; SH 015; SV 7000; Witron 131; [ChemIDplus]
Colorless, odorless, oily liquid; [CAMEO] Molecular Weight <= 2,500: Colorless liquid; > 2,500: Colorless or pale yellow semi-solid/liquid resin or solid; [CHEMINFO] Liquid; [MSDSonline]
Used in gasoline, functional fluids, dielectric oils, lubricating-oils, hot-melt adhesives, caulks, sealants, glazing compounds, sealing tapes, insulation jackets for wires, cable sleeves, pipes, viscosity index improvers, films and coatings, agricultural products, inks, industrial greases, leather, paper coatings, and skin and hair conditioning cosmetics; Also used as a polymer modifier and plasticizer; [HSDB]
"Vapor may act as a simple asphyxiant in high concentration." [CHRIS] Effects in subacute inhalation studies of rats include marked increase in liver and lung weights, an increase in numbers of alveolar macrophages, and mild hepatic fatty degeneration; [HSDB] A polybutene polymer mixture of varying chain lengths and molecular weights (180-6,000) containing impurities such as catalyst residues (i.e. aluminum alkyls) and up to 5% additives (i.e. antioxidants); Approximately 95% of content is polymer; [CHEMINFO] Low toxicity; May act as simple asphyxiant; [CAMEO] No data found on reproductive effects; [REPROTOX] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]
Biomedical References

Adverse Effects

Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Other Poison
Simple Asphyxiant

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