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Butyl acetate

N-Butyl Acetate is a clear colorless liquid with a fruity odor. It is an active solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulose ethers, polymers, resins and oils.

ArChem provides Butyl Acetate and other organic solvents with different properties for various industrial applications. Plus, ArChem provides other chemical products including Nitrocellulose, Nitrocellulose solution, plasticizers and etc. for further information please contact our technical sales team in ArChem. 

Butyl acetate

What is Butyl acetate?

Normal Butyl Acetate (also known as n-butyl acetate, butyl acetate, and butyl ethanoate,) is an excellent solvent with a molecular formula of C6H12O2.

Due to its high solubility and dissolving power, ArChem Butyl Acetate is a suitable solvent for paint, coatings, printing inks, and aerosol sprays. main attributes of Archem Butyl Acetate are listed below:

  • Good solvent activity
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Medium evaporation rate
  • Mild odor
  • Readily biodegradable

Butyl acetate Technical Properties

Butyl Acetate is freely miscible with many organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones, glycols, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, ethers, etc. however, it has limited solubility in water. The chemical and physical properties of ArChem Butyl Acetate are listed below:

Molecular FormulaC6H12O2 or CH3COO(CH2)3CH3
IUPAC namebutyl acetate
Cas Number123-86-4
Molecular weight116.16 g/mol
Density0.882 g cm–3
Boiling Point126.1 °C
Flashpoint22 °C
Melting Point−78 °C
FlammabilityHighly flammable

Butyl acetate Applications

ArChem Butyl Acetate is used as an industrial solvent in paints, lacquers, coatings, cosmetics, leather, cleaning, etc. For example, due to Butyl Acetate’s low volatility, this product can be used in the production of lacquers and paints. Plus, it also has uses in the manufacture of adhesives and hardened coatings.

Some of ArChem Butyl Acetate uses include:

  • Adhesives
  • Architectural coatings
  • industrial coatings
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive protective coatings
  • Packaging
  • Wood coatings
  • printing inks
  • leather industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry

Butyl acetate Production

Butyl Acetate is produced by the Fischer esterification of butanol and acetic acid in the presence of sulfuric acid as a catalyst.

butyl acetate production

Butyl acetate Storage

Storage conditions of ArChem Butyl Acetate are listed below:

  • Butyl Acetate should be stored in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated facility.
  • This product should be stored in containers made of stainless steel, aluminum, or carbon steel.
  • This product should keep in containers tightly closed, out of direct sunlight, heat, and open flames.
  • Butyl Acetate should be stored in containers, separately from other strong oxidizing agents and acids.

Butyl acetate Health Hazards

Butyl acetate is a highly flammable chemical. It can be easily ignited by high temperatures and flames. Plus, Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. So, the best precautions must be taken during the handling and distribution of this product. Some of the Symptoms related to the physical, chemical, and toxicological characteristics include:

  • If inhaled, this will cause headaches, drowsiness, and irritation of the mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • repeated exposures to the skin may lead to drying.
  • If in the eyes, it will cause eye redness and pain.
  • If swallowed, it will cause nausea and gastrointestinal problems.

Operators should wear filter-type gas masks, closed protective glasses, PVC gloves, and protective clothing when handling Butyl acetate to avoid contact with the body, skin, and eyes. If contaminated, hands should be washed immediately, and clothing should be removed and replaced.

In ArChem, we provide our customers with a large number of solvents for different industries. Our products are produced to the highest quality, with all analytical measurements performed under international standards.
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What is the use of Butyl Acetate?

This product has different uses including as a solvent for lacquer production, inks, adhesives, and polishes.

What is the ArChem Butyl Acetate price?

Our solvents can be purchased in a variety of volumes. Depending on your orders, Prices are different. for more information, please contact our technical sales team in ArChem.

Is Butyl Acetate safe?

exposure to Butyl Acetate can cause irritation, headache, dizziness, confusion, and respiratory problems.

Is butyl Acetate soluble in water?

Butyl Acetate is miscible with common solvents such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, and aliphatic hydrocarbons, but it has limited solubility in water.

What is Butyl Acetate solvent?

Butyl Acetate is an industrial solvent for paints, coatings, adhesives, and printing inks.

What is another name for Butyl Acetate?

Butyl Acetate is also known as butyl ethanoate and n-butyl acetate.

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