Toxicology and Carcinogenicity of 1,3-Butadiene

  • R. L. Melnick
  • J. E. Huff
  • R. A. Miller
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Part of the ILSI Monographs book series (ILSI MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

1,3-Butadiene (CAS No. 106-99-0) is a colorless, flammable, noncorrosive gas (boiling point: —4.4°C; vapour pressure at 20°C: 1900 mmHg) produced largely as a coproduct of ethylene production (Kirshenbaum 1978). Butadiene is a reactive material and can dimerize to 4-vinylcyclohexene. Because butadiene can form explosive peroxides in air, it is shipped with an inhibitor of peroxide formation, such as t-butylcatechol.

Keywords

Lymphoma Adenoma Rubber Sarcoma Oligomer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Melnick
    • 1
  • J. E. Huff
    • 1
  • R. A. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.Battelle Pacific Northwest LaboratoriesRichlandUSA

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