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N-butanol

Product Name
1-butanol
Generic Name
Butanol , Butan-1-ol , Butyl alcohol , N-butan...
Synonyms
71-36-3
CAS#

Product Description:

1-Butanol is a four carbon linear hydrocarbon that has a hydroxy group at position 1. 1-Butanol, which is also known as n-butanol or 1-butanol or butyl alcohol (sometimes also called biobutanol when produced biologically), is an alcohol with a 4 carbon structure and the molecular formula of C4H10O. It is primarily used as a solvent, as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, and as a fuel. There are four isomeric structures for butanol. The straight chain isomer with the alcohol at an internal carbon is sec-butanol or 2-butanol. The branched isomer with the alcohol at a terminal carbon is isobutanol, and the branched isomer with the alcohol at the internal carbon is tert-butanol. 1-Butanol is produced in small amounts by gut microbial fermenetation through the butanoate metabolic pathway. N-BUTYL ALCOHOL is a colorless liquid. Used in organic chemical synthesis, plasticizers, detergents, etc.

Applications

Automotive OEM coating

Automotive Refinish

Building block for plastics

Coil coating

Construction chemicals

Lubricants & Greases

Marine coating

Oil-based Paints

Water-based Paints

Wood coating

Value Propositions

Biodegradable

Inert non-food use

Medium evaporation rate

Non-HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant)

Sustainable solvents

Product Details

Key Properties
PropertyValuesUnits
Density0.81g/cm3
Boiling Point117.7degC
AppearanceColourless, refractive liquidN/A
Flash Point(C)35degC
Solubility In Water73g/L at 25 degC
Melting Point-89.8degC
Refractive index1.3993N/A
Molecular weight74.123g.mol-1
Generic Specifications
PropertyValuesUnits
Acidity16.10pKa
FormLiquidN/A
Solubilitymany organic solventsmiscible
Vapor pressure6.7hPa (20 degC)
ColorColorless liquidN/A
pH7(70g/l, H2O, 20 degC)
Vapor density2.55(vs air)

Resources

Material Safety Data sheet

Additional Information

Application Guide