SHORT DESCRIPTION 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 (acetic acid n-butyl ester)
HS code
2915 33 00
ADR class 3, packaging group III
USES n-Butyl acetate is 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.


Appearance (visual color) Transparent liquid, colorless to slightly yellowish
Colority, Hazen units, max 10
Density at 20°C, g/cm³ 0,880-0,882
Butyl Acetate Min 99,0%
Mass Fraction of Water Max 0,08%
Mass fraction of acids in terms of acetic acid Max 0,005%
Mass fraction of non-volatile residue, %, max 0,002
Temperature range of distillation at a pressure of 101325 Pa (760 mm Hg) 95% (by volume) of the product must distill off within the temperature range, °C 122-127 ºC
Distillation Range PS Max 126,0 ºC

Shelf life:
Stored in its original packaging and kept under proper conditions the storage stability of the products is 24 months.

The certificate of analysis (COA) per shipped lot number must be issued in compliance with Russian standard GOST 8981-78.

Packaging n-Butyl acetate is shipped in steel 180-kg drums.
drum net weight = 14 kg
40" container fits: 128 drums/ 23.04 MT net weight/ 25.578 MT gross weight;

specification revision date: Fri Jun 21 17:05:00 CEST 2013

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