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1-4-butanediol
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Description

1-4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) is an industrial solvent and chemical intermediate used in the production of plastics, adhesives, and other products. It is also used as a recreational drug due to its sedative and euphoric effects.

Toxic effects of 1-4-Butanediol include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, and coma. In extreme cases, it can cause respiratory depression, cardiac arrest, and death.

Associated brand names include:
  ▸  BD
  ▸  Butylene Glycol
  ▸  Tetramethylene Glycol
  ▸  1,4-Dihydroxybutane
  ▸  1,4-Butylene Glycol
  ▸  1,4-Tetramethylene Glycol
  ▸  1,4-Butanediol

Synonyms
  • 'One Comma Four'
  • 'One Four B-D-O'
  • 'One Four Bee'
  • BD
Classifications
  • chemical precursor
  • solvent
  • street drug

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