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. Description||Unit||Value||Test Method|
|Water||wt.%||0.30 max.||KARLFISCHER HY220|
|Free Acid (As Butyric Acid)||wt.%||0.45 max||HY30|
|Distillation range||°C, 1 atm||74 – 75|
|Specific gravity||@ 20/20°C||0.797-0.802|
|Color||Clear & Colorless|
- 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
- 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.