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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ n-Propanol

  • Agriculture intermediates
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Consumer printing inks
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Marine
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging inks non food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Complete water miscibility
  • Excellent reactivity as an intermediate
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Inherently biodegradable
  • Medium evaporation rate
  • Mild odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant

Product Description

Eastman™ n-Propanol (n-propyl alcohol), a three-carbon straight chain oxo alcohol, is a medium boiling, colorless liquid that is widely used in flexographic and other printing ink applications. It has a very mild odor, similar to that of ethanol and is completely soluble in water. It is useful in organic synthesis, as a chemical intermediate, and as a coating solvent. Eastman™ n-Propanol helps balance the drying and flow characteristics in a variety of surface coating applications.

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 Acid0.003 wt % max.
Assay99.8 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature413 °C (775 °F)
     BP87 °C (188.6 °F)
     Wt % Water28.3 wt %
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg96-98 °C (205-208 °F)
     Pt-Co5 max.
Critical Pressure 51.1 ATM
Critical Temperature263.5 °C
Critical Volume219 ml/g·mol
Electrical Resistance<0.2 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC3H8O
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)12.1
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)1.0
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00096
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup23 °C (74 °F)
Freezing Point-127 °C (-197 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding8.5
Heat of Combustion-440.7 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization9954 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C34.53 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C2 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)2.74
Molecular Weight60.1
Nitrocellulose SolubilityLatent
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.39
     in Water, @ 20°CComplete
     Water in, @ 20°CComplete
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.8
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C23.8 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)2.1
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C14.5 mm Hg
     @ 55°C15.7 kPa
TLV PPM 1998200
     @ 20°C0.80 kg/L (6.71 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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