ethylene glycol (MEG)


n-Butyl Acetate (NBUTAC) is a colorless flammable liquid at room temperature. n-Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruits where along with other chemicals it imparts characteristic flavors and has a sweet smell of banana or apple.

  • CAS #: 123-86-4
  • EINECS #: 204-658-1
  • Synonyms: Acetic Acid, Butyl Ester; Butac; Butyl Acetate; Normal Butyl Acetate
  • Formula: C6H12O2


n-Butyl Acetate is a colorless liquid at is considered flammable. NBUTAC has flashpoint of 84 F and evaporation rate of 100. BUTAC is a non-HAP material with a fruity ester like odor. Butyl Acetate is considered a medium boiling ester solvent. BUTAC has good blush resistance and great leveling/gloss characteristics.

Hazardous Information:

  • UN: 1123
  • ERG: 129
  • Class: 3
  • Packing Group: III


The most common applications for n-Butyl Acetate is in inks, adhesives and lacquers. Other common applications include paint solvents, nail polish, fragrances, and extraction of other chemicals.

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