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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ n-Butanol

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Key Attributes
  • Excellent reactivity as an intermediate
  • Improves flow and gloss in cellulose lacquers and amino baking finishes
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Latent solvent in cellulose lacquers
  • Non-HAP
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description

Eastman™ n-Butanol (n-Butyl alcohol), a four carbon straight chain oxo alcohol, is a medium-boiling liquid that is useful as a chemical intermediate and as a solvent for ambient dry and baking coatings. It is widely used as an etherification alcohol in the manufacture of amino resins that are used as curing agents in baking and physical-drying finishes. Eastman™ n-Butanol is also a very effective latent solvent for cellulosic lacquers and ambient-cured enamels, reducing formulation viscosity and providing excellent flow and leveling during film formation.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.005 wt % max.
Assay99.8 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature355 °C (671 °F)
     BP92.7 °C (198.9 °F)
     Wt % Water42.5 wt %
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg116-119 °C (241-246 °F)
     Pt-Co10 max.
Critical Pressure 43.7 ATM
Critical Temperature289.8 °C
Critical Volume275 ml/g·mol
Electrical Resistance<0.2 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC4H10O
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)24.2
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.5
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.0009
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup36 °C (97 °F)
Freezing Point-89 °C (-129 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding7.7
Heat of Combustion-587 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization10330 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C42.52 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C3 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)3.34
Molecular Weight74.12
Nitrocellulose SolubilityLatent
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.4
     in Water, @ 20°C7.9 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C20.8 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.81
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C24.6 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)2.6
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C5.5 mm Hg
     @ 55°C6.1 kPa
TLV PPM 1998C50
     @ 20°C0.81 kg/L (6.75 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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