Isobutyl Acetate

Isobutyl acetate, alternatively known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate (IUPAC name) or β-methylpropyl acetate, is a frequently employed solvent. It is synthesized through the esterification process, involving the reaction of isobutanol with acetic acid. Isobutyl acetate serves as a solvent for lacquer and nitrocellulose. Similar to many other esters, it exhibits a fruity or floral fragrance at low concentrations and is naturally present in raspberries, pears, and various other plants.

Synonyms
2-Methylpropyl Ethanoate I 2-methylpropyl ethanoate I acetic acid, isobutyl ester
Chemical Formula
C6H12O2
CAS Number
110-19-0

Characteristics

Molar Weight
116.16g/mol
Melting Point
−99 °C
Boiling Point
118 °C
Flash Point
17.7 °C
Density
0.873
Forms
Liquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

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

Industries

  • Pharma
  • Energy Services
  • Rubber
  • Cleaning
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • CASE & Construction
  • Beauty & Personal Care