Dense oily, liquid; color variable, from colorless to dark brown, depending on purity. Miscible
with water in all proportions, but use great caution in mixing, due to evolution of much heat
which causes EXPLOSIVE splattering. Very reactive; always add acid to water, NOT water to
acid. HIGHLY CORROSIVE--Dissolves most metals; concentrated acid oxidizes, dehydrates, or
sulfonates most organic compounds. ALWAYS HANDLE WITH GREAT CAUTION. Physical
contact with this acid rapidly destroys tissues, causing severe burns. When acid attacks metals, it
generates highly FLAMMABLE hydrogenous gas, so it is a DANGEROUS FIRE HAZARD.
Always add sulfuric acid to the water slowly, and stir the solution constantly while mixing, to
dissipate evolved heat that could crack glass containers. Water added to the acid would cause
explosive splattering and inflict serious burns.
Antidote, external--Flood with water immediately, and wash with copious lather of soap; then
cover with moist sodium bicarbonate or magnesia.
Antidote, internal--Give a teaspoonful or more of magnesia, chalk, whiting, wall plaster, or soap
flakes in water, milk, mucilage, or raw egg whites.
TERTIARY BUTYL ALCOHOL
Colorless liquid, or rhombic prisms or planes. A FLAMMABLE liquid and a DANGEROUS
FIRE HAZARD; a skin irritant.
Antidote, external--Removal from exposure is important.
Antidote, internal--Report ingestion or overexposure to the medical officer.
TERTIARY BUTYLAMINE BORANE (T BAB)
Kodak color redeveloping agent RA-1 found in E4, EA-4, EA-5, ME-4, ME-5 color developers.
A caustic chemical causing skin sensitization and infection (dermatitis).
WOOD ALCOHOL (See Methyl Alcohol).