n-Butyl acetate is a transparent liquid with fruit odor. Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruit, where along with other chemicals it imparts characteristic flavors and has a sweet smell of banana or apple. It is used as a synthetic fruit flavoring in foods such as candy, ice cream, cheeses, and baked goods.
It has excellent solvency characteristics for polymers, resins, oils and cellulose nitrate and is miscible with all common organic solvents. n-Butyl acetate can be easily hydrolyzed in the presence of acids or alkali solutions.
Butyl acetateis used:
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.
PRODUCT NAME n-butyl acetate (acetic acid n-butyl ester)
HS code 2915 33 00
PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION ADR class 3, packaging group III
Appearance (visual color)
Transparent liquid, from colorless to slightly yellowish
Colority, Hazen units, max
Density at 20°C, g/cm³
Mass Fraction of Water
Mass fraction of acids in terms of acetic acid
Mass fraction of non-volatile residue, %, max
Distillation Range PI
Min 123,0 ºC
Distillation Range PS
Max 126,0 ºC
If stored in its original packaging and kept under proper conditions, the storage stability of the product is 24 months.
Skin: Prevent skin contact Eyes: Prevent eye contact Wash skin: When contaminated Remove: When wet (flammable) Change: No recommendation
Eye: Irrigate immediately Skin: Water flush promptly Breathing: Respiratory support Swallow: Medical attention immediately
The certificate of analysis (COA) per shipped lot number must be issued in compliance with Russian standard GOST 8981-78.