N-Butanol is a clear colorless liquid with a mild banana like odor.
- CAS #: 71-36-3
- EINECS #: 200-751-6
- Synonyms: 1 – Butanol; N – Butyl Alcohol; Normal Butyl Alcohol
- Formula: C4H10O
N-Butanol is a clear colorless liquid with a mild banana like odor. N-butanol is derived from petroleum feedstocks, in particular propylene. N-butanol falls into the family of chemicals known as fusel alcohol, these alcohols typically have more than two carbon atoms. N-butanol is soluble in water. N-butanol has a flash point of 95 F and an evaporation rate of 44.
- UN: 1120
- ERG: 129
- Class: 3
- Packing Group: III
N-butanol is typically used in the production of butyl acrylate, butyl acetate, dibutyl phthalate, and dibutyl sebacate. N-butanol is also used in perfumes and in the extraction process for the essential oils. Other applications include cleaners, cosmetics, floor polishes, paint solvents and textiles.