1,4-Butanediol or Tetramethylene glycol
Butane-1,4-diol is a butanediol that is butane in which one hydrogen of each of the methyl groups is substituted by a hydroxy group.
Thus, a colorless, water-miscible, viscous liquid at room temperature (m.p. 16℃) with a high boiling point (230℃). This is mainly used for the production of other organic chemicals, particularly the solvent oxolane. Thus, also known as tetrahydrofuran or THF).
Its main role is as a neurotoxin, a protic solvent and a prodrug. It is a butanediol and a glycol.