Butyl Acetate

Butyl Acetate:

IUPAC Name: Butyl Ethanoate

HS Code: 29153300

Formula: C6H12O2

Appearance: Colourless Liquid with Characteristic Odour

CAS No: 123-86-4

Common Names: n-Butyl Acetate

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 flashpoint 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.


Test Description Specification Limits (Min) Specification Limits (Max) Unit Of Measure Test Method
n-Butyl Acetate 99 %(w/w) Gas Chromatography
Water 0.03 %(w/w) DIN 51777/ ASTM D1744
Residue on evaporation 5 mg/100 ml
Colour (APHA) 10 Mg Pt/l DIN ISO 6271/ ASTM D 1209
Physical & Chemical Properties
Molar Mass 116. 16 116. 16 g/mol
Relative density 20/20°C 0.879 0.882
Boiling range at 1013 hPa ca.124 128 °C
Viscosity at 20 °C 0.74 mPas
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