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Normal Butanol

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Product Description

Normal Butanol (NBA) is a clear liquid with characteristic odor, miscible in all common solvents. It is produced in OXO synthesis of Propylene (C3H6) and Synthesis gas (H2+CO).



Spec. Description Unit Value Test Method
Purity wt.% 99.5 min. GC
Acidity as acetic acid wt.% 0.01 max. IS 323 – 1959
Water wt.% 0.1 max. IS 2362 -1963
Color APHA 10 IS 4161 -1967
Physical Properties Unit Value
Distillation range °C, 1 atm 117 – 118
Specific gravity @ 20/20°C 0.810 – 0.813
Non-volatiles wt.% 0.005 max.
Color Clear & Colorless
Chemical formula: – C4H10O – Semi-structural formula C₄H₁₀O CAS: 71-36-3
Safety Information
Skin Irritation
Molecular formula

• Readily forms esters with various acids
• Very limited miscibility with water
• Low volatility solvent
• Enhances flow and gloss in baking finishes
• Non-HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) Solvent

  • Coatings Textiles

  • Intermediate for glycol ethers Flotation agents

  • Cleaners and floor polishes
  • Extractant in production of drugs and antibiotics, hormones, vitamins
  • Additive in gasoline
  • Chemical intermediate (esters, alkylamines)


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