N-Butyl Acetate

N-Butyl Acetate and uses

N-Butyl acetate, or Butyl Acetate, normal-Butyl Acetate (BAC) is transparent colorless liquid, medium volatility and characteristic sweet ester odor. BAC has 3 isomers: isobutyl Acetate, tert-Butyl Acetate, sec-Butyl Acetate. BAC dissolves organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones, aldehyde, ether, glycol ether, but not soluble or very slightly soluble in water. It has many uses as a solvent in the paint industry, plastics, printing inks, adhesives, use as a component of pharmaceuticals, detergents, food flavorings.

n-Butyl Acetate Specification:





Appearance None Visual Clear
Color, Pt-Co None ASTM D1209 10
Density at 20°C g/cm­­3 ASTM D4052 0.8780-0.8840
Distillation, IBP °C ASTM D1078 122.0
Distillation, DP °C ASTM D1078 128.0
Purity %wt GC 99.5
Water %wt ASTM E1064 0.10
Acidity as acetic acid %wt ASTM D1613 0.01
Refractive Index at 20°C None ASTM D1218 1.3910-1.3970


Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS of Butyl Acetate