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BioRenewable, ACS reagent, ≥99.4%

Butyl alcohol, n-Butanol
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ACS reagent

vapor density

2.55 (vs air)





autoignition temp.

649 °F

expl. lim.

11.2 %

greener alternative product characteristics

Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Learn more about the Principles of Green Chemistry.


≤0.0008 meq/g Titr. acid
≤0.01% butyraldehyde
≤0.1% water
≤0.2% butyl ether

evapn. residue



APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.399 (lit.)


116-118 °C (lit.)


−90 °C (lit.)


0.81 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product is 100% biorenewable and thus aligns with "Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries" and "Use of Renewable Feedstocks". Click here for more information.
This ACS grade 1-Butanol is a drop-in replacement for traditional 1-Butanol applications. Made from 100% renewable carbon (verified through C14 ASTM D6866-16 testing) and produced in an environmentally-friendly way which reduces the carbon footprint of production and reduces reliance on fossil-fuels.
It is also free from many contaminants that are present in petroleum derived 1-Butanol, such as isobutanol and aldehydes.


Drop-in replacement for all 1-Butanol applications. Does not affect change in procedure or equipment.
BioRenewable 1-Butanol is free of the many by-products of petroleum manufacturing, such as ethers and aldehydes. Additionally, it is verified as renewable through ASTM testing (ASTM Standard D6866-16), that verifies the percentage of new carbon.

Features and Benefits

Replacement for Petroleum-based 1-Butanol

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

95.0 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

35 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

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Certificate of Origin

E Gavini et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 307(1), 9-15 (2005-11-01)
The nasal route is used both for local therapies and, more recently, for the systemic administration of drugs, as well as for the delivery of peptides and vaccines. In this study the nasal administration of Carbamazepine (CBZ) has been studied
Acid-base properties of silica-aluminas: use of 1-butanol dehydration as a test reaction.
Berteau P, et al.
Applied Catalysis, 70(1), 307-323 (1991)
The kinetics of the triethylamine-catalyzed reaction of diisocyanates with 1-butanol in toluene.
Burkus J and Eckert CF.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 80(22), 5948-5950 (1958)
C R Shen et al.
Metabolic engineering, 10(6), 312-320 (2008-09-09)
Production of higher alcohols via the keto-acid intermediates found in microorganism's native amino-acid pathways has recently shown promising results. In this work, an Escherichia coli strain that produces 1-butanol and 1-propanol from glucose was constructed. The strain first converts glucose
Prasenjit Seal et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. A, 117(2), 275-282 (2012-12-19)
In the present work, we study the H atom abstraction reactions by hydroxyl radical at all five sites of 1-butanol. Multistructural variational transition state theory (MS-VTST) was employed to estimate the five thermal rate constants. MS-VTST utilizes a multifaceted dividing

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