(^+)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol is used to control the flow properties of industrial products such as paints, coatings, cleansers, solvents, and hydraulic fluids. It acts as a thickening agent in cosmetic products. It serves as a coupling agent and an additive to hydraulic fluids, inks and cement. It is also employed as a blood volume expander. Further, it is used as a solvent for cleaning and colorant products. In addition to this, it is used in laboratory studies as a precipitant and cryoprotectant in protein crystallography.
Miscible with water, alcohol, ether, fatty acids and lower aliphatic hydrocarbons. Slightly miscible with carbon tetrachloride.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : SA0810000
TSCA : TSCA