1-n-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride is used as a solvent for organic reactions. It is used in anion exchange reactions. It acts as a catalyst, electrolyte for batteries and metal recovery. It is also used in chromatographic separations. Further, it is used as an ionic liquids for catalysis.
Soluble in acetone, acetonitrile, hot ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, methylene chloride and methanol. Insoluble in water, hexane and toluene,
Hygroscopic. Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.