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. It 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 and 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. Also used in perfumes and in the extraction process for the essential oils. Other applications include cleaners, cosmetics, floor polishes, paint solvents and textiles.
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