Isobutyl Acetate

The chemical compound isobutyl acetate, also known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate (IUPAC name) or β-methylpropyl acetate, is a common solvent. It is produced from the esterification of isobutanol with acetic acid. It is used as a solvent for lacquer and nitrocellulose. Like many esters it has a fruity or floral smell at low concentrations and occurs naturally in raspberries, pears and other plants.


Molar Weight116.16g/mol
Melting Point−99 °C
Boiling Point118 °C
Flash Point17.7 °C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Fragrances
  • Food additive
  • Cleaning products
  • Household industrial
  • Personal care
  • Cosmetic products
  • Paint and Coatings


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Rubber

Synonyms: 2-Methylpropyl Ethanoate I 2-methylpropyl ethanoate I acetic acid, isobutyl ester

Chemical Formula: C6H12O2

CAS Number: 110-19-0