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Butyl acetate

ReagentPlus®, 99.5%

Linear Formula:
CH3COO(CH2)3CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.16
Beilstein:
1741921
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

vapor density

4 (vs air)

vapor pressure

15 mmHg ( 25 °C)
8 mmHg ( 20 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

99.5%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

790 °F

expl. lim.

7.6 %

impurities

≤0.05% (water)

refractive index

n20/D 1.394 (lit.)

pH

6.2 (20 °C, 5.3 g/L)

bp

124-126 °C (lit.)

mp

−78 °C (lit.)

density

0.88 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCCCOC(C)=O

InChI

1S/C6H12O2/c1-3-4-5-8-6(2)7/h3-5H2,1-2H3

InChI key

DKPFZGUDAPQIHT-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Butyl acetate (BA, n-butyl acetate) is an ester commonly used as an organic solvent in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries and as a flavoring agent in food industry. One of the methods reported for its synthesis is the esterification reaction between acetic acid and butanol catalyzed by expandable graphite (EG). The decomposition of BA by photocatalysis in the gas phase has been studied using WO3/TiO2 (tungsten oxide/titanium dioxide), Pt/TiO2 and TiO2 catalysts. BA is a probable biofuel additive.

Application

Meets urethane grade requirements (H2O ≤ 0.05%)

Packaging

1, 4 L in glass bottle

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Pictograms

FlameExclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 3 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

80.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

27 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Determination of trace gold in ores by butyl acetate extraction and flame atomic absorption spectrometry.
Shan XG and Lin YF.
Metallurgical Analysis, 3, 016-016 (2011)
Liquid-liquid equilibria for ternary systems acetic acid+ n-butyl acetate+ hydrocarbons at 293.15K.
Romain R, et al.
Fluid Phase Equilibria, 356, 264-270 (2013)
Catalytic Behaviors of Expansible Graphite in the Synthesis of Butyl Acetate.
Pang XY.
Journal of Chemistry, 9(4), 1816-1822 (2012)
The spectrophotometric and fluorometric determination of aluminum with 8-hydroxyquinoline and butyl acetate extraction.
Bloom PR, et al.
Soil Science Society of America Journal. Soil Science Society of America, 42(5), 713-716 (1978)
Photocatalytic oxidation of butyl acetate in vapor phase on TiO2, Pt/TiO2 and WO3/TiO2 catalysts.
Keller V, et al.
J. Catal., 215(1), 129-138 (2003)

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