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Normal Butyraldehyde (N-Bal)

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Product Description

Normal Butyraldehyde (N-Bal) is a colourless volatile liquid with a pungent odour. It is soluble in organic solvents and sparingly soluble in water . It is obtained from hydroformulation of Propylene (C3H6) with synthesis gas (CO+H2).

It is also known as Butanal.



Spec. DescriptionUnitValueTest Method
N-Butyraldehydewt.%99.0 min.GC-HY210
I-Butyraldehydewt.%0.25 max.GC-HY210
Waterwt.%0.30 max.KARLFISCHER HY220
Free Acid (As Butyric Acid)wt.%0.45 maxHY30
ColorAPHA10 max.HY50


Physical PropertiesUnitValue
Distillation range°C, 1 atm74 – 75
Specific gravity@ 20/20°C0.797-0.802
Color Clear & Colorless
Chemical formula: – Semi-structural formula C4H8O CAS: 123-72-8
Safety Information
Molecular formula
  • Enhances flexibility and durability to plastics when added as additive
  • Provides characteristic odour to perfumes, fragrance compounds and aromatic products.
  • Works as reagent in Pharmaceutical synthesis.
  • Soluble in almost all organic solvents
  • It is mainly used as a raw material in the production of alcohols (mono and multihydroxide), acids, amines, and esters.
  • Used in the production processes of pharmaceuticals and in some cases as a reagent
    in pharmaceutical synthesis
  • Used in making synthetic resins and solvents.
  • Used in the production of plasticizers, which are additives in plastics to
    enhance flexibility and durability
  • Used in the production of flavor and fragrance compounds, providing a
    characteristic odor that can be used in perfumes, food flavorings, and other
    aromatic products.
  • Precursor in the two-step synthesis of trimethylolpropane, which is used for the
    production of alkyd resins.
  • Used in the synthesis of certain agricultural chemicals and pesticides
  • Additive in many industries viz., fillers wetting agents, defoaming agents, improvers,
    tanning auxiliaries, Paints & Coatings, Glass treatment, Packaging components non-food contact, etc.


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