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n-butyl acetate

Product name n-butyl acetate
Synonyms acetic acid n-butyl ester
GOST 8981-78
CAS 123-86-4

n-Butyl acetate is a clear colorless liquid with a fruit odor. It is miscible with a number organic solvents; almost insoluble in water. n-Butyl acetate can be easily hydrolyzed in presence of acids or alkali solutions.


n-Butyl acetate is produced by direct esterification of acetic acid with normal butyl alcohol at 100-110°C in the presence of H2SO4 in continuous process. n-Butyl acetate is rectified as ternary azeotrope with water and n-butanol. Yield is 95%.


n-Butyl acetate is applied:

  • as a solvent for perchlorovinyl-, polyacryl- and other lacquers;
  • as a solvent for nitro-, ethyl-, and acetyl cellulose, chlorinated rubber, natural and synthetic resins, vegetable oils and fats;
  • as an agent for extraction of natural flavorings;
  • in fruit essences and perfumes;

  • Manufacturer(s) JSC Asha Chemical Plant
    Dmitrievski Chemical Plant
    JSC Nizhne-Maltsevo Chemical Plant
    Chemical structure of n-butyl acetate

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