Normal butyl acetate (also known as n-butyl acetate) is a chemical compound with a molecular formula of C6H12O2. It is commonly used as a solvent in the production of lacquers, inks and adhesives. This product is a colorless liquid that has a fruity banana odor. This product is highly flammable with a flash point of 24° C and a flammability rating of 3. It is highly miscible with all common organic solvents (alcohols, ketones, glycols, esters) but has only slight miscibility in water.
Field of Applications:
The most common use of Normal Butyl Acetate is as a solvent in the production of lacquers and paints. Its other major use is in the production of adhesives and hardened coatings. Normal Butyl Acetate is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent or an extraction agent. Its minor uses include cosmetic products, fragrance solvent in perfumes, as an anti-corrosive agent, in cleaning and car care products.
Storage and distribution
Storage is normally in a cool, dry and well-ventilated facility away from oxidizing agents. Normal Butyl Acetate should be kept out of direct sunlight, heat and open flames. Solvents such as normal butyl acetate should be stored in drummed containers such as isotanks made of stainless steel, aluminum or carbon steel.
For transportation purposes, normal butyl acetate is classed as a flammable liquid with a fire hazard rating of 2.