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sec-butyl acetate

Product name sec-butyl acetate
Synonyms secondary butyl acetate
GOST no data
CAS 105-46-4

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


sec-Butyl acetate is prepared by direct esterification of acetic acid with secondary butyl alcohol at 100-110°C in the presence of H2SO4 in continuous process. sec-Butyl acetate is rectified as ternary azeotrope with water and sec-butanol.


sec-Butyl acetate is applied:

  • as a solvent for paints and lacquers, adhesives;
  • as a solvent for cellulose esters, natural and synthetic resins, vegetable oils and fats;
  • as an agent for extraction of natural flavorings and antibiotics;
  • in fruit essences and perfumes;
  • as an intermediate to manufacture pharmaceuticals, synthetic flavorings and other organic compounds;

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