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Butyl acetate

Butyl acetate

SKU: BUAC00100
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Colorless liquid
Product ID: BUAC00100 
Purity: 98%+
CAS: 123-86-4 
Formula: C6H12O2 
MW: 116.16g/mol 
Density: 0.86-0.9g/ml 
BP: 122-130C 
Flash point: 20-24C


n-Butyl acetate is an ester of acetic acid and n-butanol. It is a transparent liquid with a fruity scent which makes it more user-friendly specialty solvent for paint, inks, dyes, adhesives, oils, fats, waxes, gums, plastics, lacquers, resins, gums, epoxies, acrylics, vinyls, urethanes, etc. In most solvent applications, butyl acetate is considered more environmental and user-friendlier than mainstream, but hazardous, solvents such as toluene, MEK, MBIK, xylene and chlorinated solvents.

The fruity odor of butyl acetate find wide applications  in berry, banana, pineapple, pear notes  enhancement in cosmetic products and fragrances. Other exemplary uses of butyl acetate are summarized as follows:

  • extractant for oils, waxes, fats, penicillin, camphor
  • solvent for lacquers, enamel coating, base coats, clear coats
  • lacquer stain remover
  • octane booster in fuels
  • key ingredient in nail polish
  • nail polish remover
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