Isobutyl Acetate is a clear colorless liquid with a fruity odor. This product is used as a solvent in the production of Nitrocellulose, polymers, resins, and oils.
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Isobutyl Acetate(also known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate) is a solvent with a molecular formula of C6H12O2. Due to good solvent activity and desirable evaporation rate, ArChem Isobutyl Acetate is a suitable solvent for lacquer and coating applications. Key attributes of Archem Isobutyl Acetate are listed below:
Isobutyl Acetate is highly miscible with many organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones, glycols, and esters. however, it has slight miscibility in water. The chemical and physical properties of ArChem Isobutyl Acetate are listed below:
|Molecular Formula||C6H12O2 or CH3COOCH2CH(CH3)2|
|IUPAC name||2-methylpropyl ethanoate|
|Molecular weight||116.16 g/mol|
|Density||0.867 g cm–3|
|Boiling Point||118 °C|
|Melting Point||−99 °C|
ArChem Isobutyl Acetate is used as an industrial solvent in paints, architectural coatings, printing inks, and adhesives. This product resembles n-butyl acetate and methyl isobutyl ketone in solvent performance and can be used as a replacement for these solvents.
Some of ArChem Isobutyl Acetate uses include:
Isobutyl Acetate is produced by the Fischer esterification of isobutyl alcohol and acetic acid in the presence of a strong acid.
Flammable materials such as Isobutyl Acetate should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room. Storage conditions of ArChem Isobutyl Acetate are listed below:
Isobutyl Acetate is highly flammable with a flash point of 18º C and a flammability rating of 3. It will be easily ignited by heat, sparks, or 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:
Operators should wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact. when handling Isobutyl acetate, avoid contact with skin and eyes. Plus, wear appropriate protective eyeglasses to prevent eye contact. If contaminated, hands should be washed immediately, and clothing should be removed and replaced.
Isobutyl Acetate is used in the paints and coatings industry for wood varnishes, architectural coatings, printing inks, and adhesives.
Acute exposure to Isobutyl Acetate can cause contact irritation, headache, muscle weakness, dizziness, ataxia, and confusion.
Prolonged exposure to Isobutyl Acetate may cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Overexposure may cause weakness, drowsiness, and unconsciousness.
Isobutyl Acetate is highly flammable. Repeated exposure to Isobutyl Acetate can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat.
The CAS number of Isobutyl Acetate is 110-19-0.
The HS code of Isobutyl Acetate is 29153400.