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1,4-Butanediol

Stimulation and Sedation – At lower doses, 1,4-Butanediol is physically stimulating, encouraging movement and wakefulness. At higher doses, however, it becomes physically sedating, encouraging sleep and lethargy.

Description

Product Name: 1,4-Butanediol

Synonyms: 1,4-Butylene glycol; Tetramethylene glycol; butane-1,4-diol; butane-1,1-diol; BDO
CAS No.: 110-63-4
EINECS: 203-786-5
Molecular Weight: 90.121
Molecular Formula: C4H10O2
Density: 1.006g/cm3
Melting Point(ºC):  20ºC
Boiling Point(ºC):  227.999°C at 760 mmHg
Flash Point(ºC):  105.909°C
refractive_index:  1.441
Water Solubility:  Miscible1,4-Butanediol (1,4-B, butylene glycol, or BD) is a thick, colourless liquid which is nearly odorless with a distinct bitter taste. 1,4-Butanediol is used industrially as a solvent and in the manufacture of some types of plastics, elastic fibers and polyurethanes. In organic chemistry, 1,4-Butanediol is used for the synthesis of γ-butyrolactone .
1,4-Butanediol,For this reason, it is recommended to only transport and store the drug using a glass container, standard gelatin capsules (not vegetarian), or high-density polyethylene plastic (also known as #2 recycled plastic). To check the type of plastic used on a bottle, one can look at the bottom for a number in the triangle shaped recycling label.

Physical effects
Stimulation and Sedation – At lower doses, 1,4-Butanediol is physically stimulating, encouraging movement and wakefulness. At higher doses, however, it becomes physically sedating, encouraging sleep and lethargy.
Euphoria
Nausea
Motor control loss
Dizziness
Dehydration
Respiratory depression – Many reportedly experience an abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by progressively deeper and sometimes faster breathing followed by a gradual decrease that results in a temporary stop in breathing called an apnea.

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